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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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President Lincoln; Self-pourtrayed

John Malcolm Forbes Ludlow - Presidents - 1866 - 239 pages
...Union without freeing any slave, I would do it;*— if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; — and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. * A Tvmesf correspondent, referring obviously to this passage, recently...
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THE AMERICAN CONFLICT: A HSTORY OF THE GREAT REBELLION

HORACE GREELEY - 1866
...same time destroy Slavery, I do not agree with them. "My paramount object is to save the Union^ and not either to save or destroy Slavery. " If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it—if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it— and...
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THE LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

J.G. HOLLAND - 1866
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. "My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and...
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The History of Abraham Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery

Isaac N. Arnold - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1866 - 720 pages
...wished them fully to understand his motives. He said : " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave. I would do it ; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it, and...
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The History of Abraham Lincoln, and the Overthrow of Slavery

Isaac N. Arnold - Dummies (Bookselling) - 1866 - 720 pages
...wished them fully to understand his motives. He said : " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it, and...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Josiah Gilbert Holland - LINCOLN, ABRAHAM, 1809-1865 - 1866 - 544 pages
...same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. "My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and...
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The Democratic Speaker's Hand-book ...

Campaign literature - 1868 - 395 pages
...time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. fy paramount object is to save the Union ami nut either to save or destroy slavery. if I could save...without freeing any slave, I would do it — and if I could Save it by freeing all the slaves, 1 would do it — and if 1 could save it by freeing some and...
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The Life of Schuyler Colfax

Ambrose Yoemans Moore - Legislators - 1868 - 370 pages
...the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it. If I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing some and letting others alone, I would also do that. But I intend no modification of my oft-expressed wish that...
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Annual Register

History - 1870
...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 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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Annual Register

Edmund Burke - History - 1870
...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 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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