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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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THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

J.G. HOLLAND - 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
...destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. "My paramount object is to save the Union, and not eithw 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 Democratic Speaker's Hand-book ...

Campaign literature - 1868 - 395 pages
...time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. fy paramount object is to save the Union ami nut either to save or destroy slavery. if I could save...without freeing any slave, I would do it — and if I could Save it by freeing all the slaves, 1 would do it — and if 1 could save it by freeing some and...
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Annual Register

Edmund Burke - History - 1870
...said, " 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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Annual Register

History - 1870
...said, " 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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Commentaries Upon International Law, Volume 1

Sir Robert Phillimore - International law - 1871
...letter written and published by him in the second year of the civil war, the same President said : ' My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...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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Addresses [1870-1880.]

James Abram Garfield - United States - 1871
...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 ihe slaves I would do it ; and if...
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A Representative Life of Horace Greeley

L. U. Reavis - Publishers' catalogues - 1872 - 579 pages
...agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not cither to savo or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeingsome and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery and the colored...
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The Gentleman's Magazine

Early English newspapers - 1872
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in the straggle is to save the Union, and it is 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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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 1

John Wien Forney - Statesmen - 1873 - 444 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...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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