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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, Speeches, and Public Services of James A. Garfield, Including an ...

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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The age we live in: a history of the nineteenth century, Volume 3, Part 2

James Taylor - 1882
...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 Lincoln Memorial ; Album-immortelles: Original Life Pictures, with ...

Osborn Hamiline Oldroyd - 1882 - 543 pages
...sam : 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 Pioneer Boy: And how He Became President, The Story of the Life of ...

William Makepeace Thayer - Country life - 1882 - 395 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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History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880: Negroes as Slaves ...

George Washington Williams - African Americans - 1882
...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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History of the Underground Railroad in Chester and the Neighboring Counties ...

Robert Clemens Smedley - Abolitionists - 1883 - 407 pages
...Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not to save or destroy Slavery. If I could save the Union...without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves I would do it, and if 1 could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary for General Knowledge, Volume 15

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1883
...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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Michigan, a History of Governments

Thomas McIntyre Cooley - Michigan - 1885 - 376 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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Official Proceedings at the Dedication of the Statue of Daniel Webster at ...

New Hampshire - Concord (N.H.) - 1886 - 120 pages
...way under the constitution . . . the Union as it was. 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 do it by freeing all the i slaves, I would do it. If I...
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Drum-beat of the Nation: The First Period of the War of the ..., Volume 4

Charles Carleton Coffin - United States - 1887 - 478 pages
...President Lincoln replied, August 22, 1862. 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 a slave, I would do it. If I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it. If i could...
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