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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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Early Speeches, Springfield Speech, Cooper Union Speech, Inaugural Addresses ...

Abraham Lincoln - Speeches, addresses, etc., American - 1899 - 167 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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History of the United States of America Under the Constitution: 1861-1865 ...

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. * " We wait beneath the furnace blast save it by freeing...
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THE LIFE OF WILLIAM H. SEWARD

FREDERIC BANCROFT - 1899
...progress in the nineteenth century ?"' Lincoln's letter of August 22,1862, to Horace Greeley, declared: " 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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Catalogue of a Collection of Engraved and Other Portraits of Lincoln ...

Grolier Club - 1899 - 66 pages
...Abraham Lincoln the liberator of slaves, but Abraham Lincoln the Saviour of the Union, — he who said, " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery." And these words are inscribed at the base of St. Gaudens's statue, showing the...
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The Leading Facts of American History

David Henry Montgomery - United States - 1899 - 414 pages
...that time its slaves were not to be set at liberty by the final proclamation. The 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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Anecdotal Lincoln

Paul Selby - 1900 - 469 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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Slavery and four years of war: a political history of slavery in the United ...

Joseph Warren Keifer - Slavery - 1900
...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 some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." ' But Abraham Lincoln...
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Ups and Downs of an Army Officer

George Augustus Armes - Etats-Unis - 1900 - 784 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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The Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 3

Ida Minerva Tarbell - Presidents - 1900
...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 Life of William H. Seward, Volume 2

Frederic Bancroft - 1900
...the nineteenth century ?" ' Lincoln's letter of August 22, 1862, to Horace Greeley, declared : _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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