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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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Commentaries Upon International Law, Volume 1

Sir Robert Phillimore - International law - 1871
...the second year of the civil war, the same President said : ' 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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Addresses [1870-1880.]

James Abram Garfield - United States - 1871
...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 ihe slaves I would do it ; and if...
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A Representative Life of Horace Greeley

L. U. Reavis - Publishers' catalogues - 1872 - 579 pages
...agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not cither to savo or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeingsome and leaving others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery and the colored...
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The Gentleman's Magazine

Early English newspapers - 1872
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in the straggle is to save the Union, and it is 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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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 1

John Wien Forney - Statesmen - 1873 - 444 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...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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The History of Our Country from Its Discovery by Columbus to the Celebration ...

Abby Sage Richardson - United States - 1875 - 600 pages
...slavery unless her safety demanded it. 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 Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes

James Quay Howard - Presidents - 1876 - 260 pages
...Lincoln wrote to Mr. Greeley: "My paramount object is to save the Union, and 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." Slowly, gradually, after repeated disasters and disappointments, the...
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J.Q.HOWARD

RUTHERFORD B. HAYES - 1876
...Lincoln wrote to Mr. Greeley: "My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing sonte and leaving others alone, I would also do that." Slowly, gradually, after repeated disasters...
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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 3

Henry Wilson - Slavery - 1877
...indifference to the sad necessities of the slave. " My paramount object," he saiJ, " 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 North American Review

1878
...solemn, pathetic assurance he gave to Mr. Greeley : " 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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