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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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Our Brother in Black: His Freedom and His Future

Atticus Greene Haygood - African Americans - 1881 - 252 pages
...who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree 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...
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The age we live in: a history of the nineteenth century, Volume 3, Part 2

James Taylor - 1882
...who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree 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...
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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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Black and White: Land, Labor, and Politics in the South

Timothy Thomas Fortune - African Americans - 1884 - 310 pages
...would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I <lr> not agree 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 / would do it, and if I could...
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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 6

John George Nicolay, John Hay - United States - 1890
...who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree 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...
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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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James Sidney Rollins, Memoir

William Benjamin Smith - Missouri - 1891 - 317 pages
...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 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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James Sidney Rollins, Memoir

William Benjamin Smith - Missouri - 1891 - 317 pages
...who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree 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...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - Presidents - 1892 - 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...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 leaving...
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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1893 - 116 pages
...who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save...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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