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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... "
Abraham Lincoln and His Presidency - Page 92
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1903
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Gems from Abraham Lincoln: Born February 11 [i.e. 12], 1809, in Hardin ...

Abraham Lincoln - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1865 - 30 pages
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it — if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it —...
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The Martyr's Monument: Being the Patriotism and Political Wisdom of Abraham ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1885 - 297 pages
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it — if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it —...
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History of the Great Rebellion, from Its Commencement to Its Close, Giving ...

Thomas Prentice Kettell - United States - 1865 - 778 pages
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. " My paramount object is to save the Union, and te the States and parts of States, if any, in which freeing any slave, I woulil do it; and if I could вате it by freeing all Hie slaves, I would do...
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John Cassell's illustrated history of England. The text, to the ..., Volume 9

Cassell, ltd - 1865
...Greeley, written iii August of this year. " My paramount object," he said, " is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it — it' I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it —...
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Abraham Lincoln: His Life and Public Services

Phebe Ann Hanaford - Presidents United States Biography - 1865 - 216 pages
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. " If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and...
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the great rebellion

john minor botts - 1866
...the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. "If I could...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 Abraham Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery

Isaac N. Arnold - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1866 - 720 pages
...wished them fully to understand his motives. He said : " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave. I would do it ; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it, and...
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THE AMERICAN CONFLICT: A HSTORY OF THE GREAT REBELLION

HORACE GREELEY - 1866
...same time destroy Slavery, I do not agree with them. "My paramount object is to save the Union^ and not either to save or destroy Slavery. " If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it—if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it— and...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, 1809-1865 - 1866 - 544 pages
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. "My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and...
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The History of Abraham Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery

Isaac N. Arnold - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1866 - 720 pages
...wished them fully to understand his motives. He said : " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it, and...
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