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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... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln: His Early History, Political Career, Speeches in ... - Page 406
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett, Charles Walter Brown - 1902 - 448 pages
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The Annual Register, Volume 111

Edmund Burke - Books - 1870
...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 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...
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Annual Register

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

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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A Representative Life of Horace Greeley

L. U. Reavis - 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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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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The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes

James Quay Howard - Presidents - 1876 - 260 pages
...Lincoln wrote to Mr. Greeley: "My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." Slowly, gradually, after repeated disasters and disappointments, the...
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J.Q.HOWARD

RUTHERFORD B. HAYES - 1876
...Lincoln wrote to Mr. Greeley: "My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing sonte and leaving others alone, I would also do that." Slowly, gradually, after repeated disasters...
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Commentaries Upon International Law, Volume 1

Robert Phillimore, Reginald James Mure - 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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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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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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