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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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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

John Torrey Morse - 1893
...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 Table Talk of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1894 - 154 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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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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Abraham Lincoln: Complete Works, Comprising His Speeches, Letters ..., Volume 2

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

Rev. W. D. Simonds - United States - 1894 - 216 pages
...subordinated Liberty to Union. In August, 1862, President Lincoln wrote Horace Greeley as follows: — - - 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...
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Life Sketches of Eminent Lawyers, American, English and Canadian: To which ...

Gilbert John Clark - Law - 1895
...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...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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Lincoln and His Cabinet: A Lecture Delivered Before the New Haven Colony ...

Charles Anderson Dana - United States - 1896 - 72 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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Lincoln and His Cabinet: A Lecture Delivered on Tuesday, March 10, 1896 ...

Charles Anderson Dana - United States - 1896 - 70 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 39 slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if...
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Discovery of America

Jacob Abbott - Indians of North America - 1860
...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 Student's American History

David Henry Montgomery - United States - 1897 - 523 pages
...course which Stevens and Greeley urged. In reply to the latter's letter, he wrote (August 22, 1862): "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 leaving...
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