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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 Words of Abraham Lincoln, for Use in Schools

Abraham Lincoln - 1898 - 270 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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A Students' History of the United States

Edward Channing - United States - 1898 - 603 pages
...Constitution. . . . 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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History of the Republican Party in Ohio, Volume 1

Joseph Patterson Smith - 1898
...Greeley, in part as follows: My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to st unnerved him; that he was going to his alma mater to renew the most cherished associations 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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Life and Public Services of Edwin M. Stanton, Volume 2

George Congdon Gorham - Cabinet officers - 1899
...August, 1862, Mr. Lincoln wrote to Horace Greeley : — 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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Abraham Lincoln, Commander-in-chief of the Army and Navy of the United ...

William Harrison Lambert - 1899 - 18 pages
...personal gratification could swerve him from what he conceived to be the obligation of his oath. " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. What I do about slavery 1 do because I believe it helps to save the Union ; and what I forbear, I forbear...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Man of the People

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1899 - 433 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 slaves, I would do it; and if I could...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Man of the People

Norman Hapgood - Presidents - 1899 - 433 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 slaves, I would do it ; and if I...
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History of the United States of America: 1861-1865. The civil war

James Schouler - United States - 1899
...declared in an oft-quoted letter to Horace Greeley, "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 1 Andrew of Massachusetts, May 14, 1861. 2 " We wait beneath the furnace blast The pangs of transformation...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850: 1862-1864

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1899
...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 United States from the Compromise of 1850, Volume 4

James Ford Rhodes - United States - 1899
...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 doit; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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