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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 Life of Abraham Lincoln: Drawn from Original Sources and ..., Volume 3

Ida Minerva Tarbell - 1900
...the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agreewith them. Myparamount 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 of William McKinley, Our Martyred President: With Short Biographies of ...

Samuel Fallows - President - 1901 - 441 pages
...had written to the editor of the New York Tribune : "My paramount object is to save the union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." HE SAW THE PURPOSES OF GOD. The difference in his thought and purpose...
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The Constitutional History of the United States: 1861-1895

Francis Newton Thorpe - Constitutional history - 1901
...save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My prime object in this struggle is to save the Union and is...without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all of the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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The American Negro: What He Was, what He Is, and what He May Become; a ...

William Hannibal Thomas - African Americans - 1901 - 440 pages
...continuance in the selfishness of man. " My paramount object," said he, " 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 do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." Yet he was mindful to...
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William McKinley: Memorial Service in the First Methodist Episcopal Church ...

Somerville (Mass.) - 1901 - 47 pages
...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...union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. What I do for slavery and the colored race I do because I believe it helps to save the union, and what...
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The American Monthly Review of Reviews, Volume 23

Albert Shaw - World politics - 1901
...time the central idea, by quickly seizing it and firmly holding it until his grip relaxed in death. " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery," was his decisive answer to the impatient Greeley. And in saving the Union he saved for his country...
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Lincoln: Passages from His Speeches and Letters

Abraham Lincoln - 1901 - 204 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 Life of Abraham Lincoln

Henry Ketcham - Presidents - 1901 - 435 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 ; if I could...
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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln: Condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham ...

John George Nicolay - Presidents - 1902 - 578 pages
...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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A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln: Condensed from Nicolay & Hay's Abraham ...

John George Nicolay - Presidents - 1902 - 578 pages
...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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