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" If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. "
Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ... - Page 412
by Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1864 - 510 pages
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The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln as Reflected in His Briefer Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - History - 2006 - 265 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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Father Abraham: Lincoln's Relentless Struggle to End Slavery

Richard Striner - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...paramount object in this struggle," he wrote, "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 leaving...
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Self-Government, the American Theme: Presidents of the Founding and Civil War

Will Morrisey - History - 2005 - 290 pages
...wrote, "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 leaving...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to M. Tomlinson English novelist, 1873-1958 1 We do not see things as they are, but as we are o 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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The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

Harold Holzer, Edna G. Medford, Frank J. Williams - History - 2006 - 272 pages
...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 destroy slavery." He was quick to add that he was presenting his "view of official duty; and I intend no modification...
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Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War

David J. Eicher - History - 2007 - 338 pages
...paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union," Lincoln wrote, "and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. ... I intend no modification of my oftexpressed personal wish that all...
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Loves of Harriet Beecher Stowe

Philip McFarland - Biography & Autobiography - 2008 - 336 pages
...bloody battles were being fought only to save the Union. Just that. "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save...if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that." But what would Jesus do? Jesus's object would be, as Harriet explained...
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Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall - Law - 2007 - 377 pages
...1800s), 117-118. 65. Ibid. 66. Abraham Lincoln, August 22, 1862. "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy...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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From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad

Jacqueline L. Tobin - History - 2007 - 272 pages
...North and in Canada still leery of his intent, My paramount object is to save the Union and not cither 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 freemg all the slaves, I would do it: and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Presidents, Diplomats, and Other Mortals: Essays Honoring Robert H. Ferrell

Robert H. Ferrell - History - 2007 - 350 pages
...Tribune: "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 leaving...
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