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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 Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...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 Short History of the War of Secession, 1861-1865

Rossiter Johnson - United States - 1888 - 552 pages
...say, I have not meant to leave any one in doubt. . . . 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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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - United States - 1886 - 668 pages
...to Mr. Greeley, on the 2ad of August, 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 any slaves, I would do it ; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and...
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Memoirs of Henry Richard, the Apostle of Peace

Lewis Appleton - Politicians - 1889 - 212 pages
...language of President Lincoln : " 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 Union without freeing one slave, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it. What...
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Southern Historical Society Papers

Southern Historical Society - Confederate States of America - 1889
...September 22d, he wrote to Mr. Greeley as follows : '' 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 slaves I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it,...
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volumes 17-18

Confederate States of America - 1889
...September 22d, he wrote to Mr. Greeley as follows : " 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 slaves I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it,...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 6

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890
...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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Abraham Lincoln's Pen and Voice: Being a Complete Compilation of His Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1890 - 423 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 tbe slaves, I would do it; and...
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American Patriotic Selections: Famous State Papers of Washington, Jefferson ...

Frederick W. Osborn - Recitations - 1890 - 62 pages
...emancipation, he replied, in his usual forceful way : " 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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Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica: Revised and Amended : a ..., Volume 7

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1890
...slaves. To this letter he replied on August 22d, saying: " 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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