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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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General Thomas

Henry Coppee, Henry Coppée - Generals - 1893 - 332 pages
...the 226. of Au-• gust, he had said 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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The Student's Cyclopaedia: A Ready Reference Library for School & Home...

Chandler Belden Beach - 1893
...Replying to the suggestions made he said, Aug. 22, 1862: "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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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - Presidents - 1893 - 542 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 save the Uuion without freeing any slave 1 would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would...
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The Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 154 pages
...repentance." 8! TO HON. HORACE GREELEY, NEW YORK, AUG. 22, 1862. " I would save the Union. I would save it in the shortest way under the Constitution. The sooner...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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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1894
...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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American Liberty: Patriotic Addresses

Rev. W. D. Simonds - United States - 1894 - 216 pages
...— - - M y 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 treeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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Anniversary Addresses

Samuel Colcord Bartlett - Sermons, American - 1894 - 517 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 slaves, I would do it. If I could...
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The Presidents of the United States 1789-1894

James Grant Wilson - Presidents - 1894 - 526 pages
...one. To Horace Greeley, on 22 Aug., Mr. Lincoln 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, 1 would do it; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and...
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Complete Works, Volume 5

Abraham Lincoln - Illinois - 1894
...had written to the editor of the New York Tribune : " 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 Sketches of Eminent Lawyers, American, English and Canadian: To which ...

Gilbert John Clark - Law - 1895 - 752 pages
...upon which no government can possibly endure." — Message to Congress, July, 1861. Union and Slavery. "If there be those who would not save the Union unless...destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; atad if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it;...
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