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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: With Twenty-four Illustrations

William Eleroy Curtis - 1902 - 397 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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American History Told by Contemporaries..., Volume 4

Albert Bushnell Hart - United States - 1901 - 20 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 Cambridge Modern History, Volume 7

John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Baron Acton, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Sir Stanley Mordaunt Leathes - Enlightenment - 1905
...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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Civil War Stories

John Thomas Bell - United States - 1903 - 189 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...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 leaving...
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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln ...

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 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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Letters and Addresses of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - United States - 1903 - 399 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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Henry Ward Beecher, Volume 3

Lyman Abbott - Congregational churches - 1903 - 457 pages
...1862, Mr. Lincoln had written to Mr. Greeley that ever memorable letter in which he declared that his 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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Northern Rebellion and Southern Secession

Elbert William Robinson Ewing - Electronic book - 1904 - 383 pages
...with slavery existing, then the war should not touch slavery. Writing in August, 1862, Lincoln said, "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I ccmld save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it. What I do about slavery and the colored...
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The Forms of Public Address

George Pierce Baker - Oratory - 1904 - 472 pages
...would not save 20 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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A STUDY IN THR PRINCIPLES OF PERSONALITY

WILLIAM DE WITT HYDE - 1904
...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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