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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 History of Our Country from Its Discovery by Columbus to the Celebration ...

Abby Sage Richardson - United States - 1875 - 600 pages
...slavery unless her safety demanded it. 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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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 3

Henry Wilson - Slavery - 1877
...indifference to the sad necessities of the slave. " My paramount object," he saiJ, " 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 North American Review

1878
...solemn, pathetic assurance he gave to Mr. Greeley : " 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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Commentaries Upon International Law, Volume 1

Robert Phillimore - International law - 1879
...President said : ' My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not cither t'i 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 save it by freeing some and...
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Bronze Group Commemorating Emancipation

Boston (Mass.) - African Americans - 1879 - 75 pages
...remissness and inaction. He replied in his defence, " 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 if...
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The Life, Speeches and Public Services of Gen. James A. Garfield of Ohio

Russell H. Conwell - 1880 - 356 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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A Critical Review of American Politics

Charles Reemelin - United States - 1881 - 630 pages
...Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862. In it he writes :— " 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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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 1

John Wien Forney - Statesmen - 1873
...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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Our Brother in Black: His Freedom and His Future

Atticus Greene Haygood - African Americans - 1881 - 252 pages
...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 <7//the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of James A. Garfield, Twentieth ...

Russell H. Conwell - Presidents - 1881 - 384 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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