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" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ... - Page 191
by Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
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The Craftsman: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine in the Interest of ..., Volume 8

Art - 1905
...they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery...
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Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, Volume 8

Abraham Lincoln, Richard Watson Gilder - Illinois - 1905
...with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The History of Nations, Volume 24

Henry Cabot Lodge - World history - 1906
...Tribune, who criticised him for failure to emancipate the slaves, he said : " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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St. Nicholas

Mary Mapes Dodge - Children's literature - 1906
...pursuing,' as you say, I have not meant to leave anyone in doubt. . . . My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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St. Nicholas, Volume 33, Part 2

Mary Mapes Dodge - Children's literature - 1906
...pursuing,' as you say, I have not meant to leave anyone in doubt. . . . My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The History of North America, Volume 15

Guy Carleton Lee, Francis Newton Thorpe - Indians of North America - 1906
...with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The Negro and the Nation: A History of American Slavery and Enfranchisement

George Spring Merriam - African Americans - 1906 - 436 pages
...Constitution. . . . My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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Lincoln Reshapes the Presidency

Lincoln Symposium (2001, Lincoln Memorial University) - History - 2003 - 236 pages
...they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery...
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Testament: A Soldier's Story of the Civil War

Benson Bobrick - History - 2008 - 288 pages
...Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy Slavery. If I could...freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could do it freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone,...
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The New York Chronology: The Ultimate Compendium of Events, People, and ...

James Trager - Reference - 2010 - 944 pages
...Lincoln August 22 in a letter to Horace Greeley of the New-York Tribune, "and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that."...
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