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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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Life of Thurlow Weed Including His Autobiography and a Memoir, Volume 2

Thurlow Weed - 1884
...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 if I could do it by freeing some and leaving 1 Lester's Life of Sumner, p. 360. others alone, I would also do that. What I do about slavery and...
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Michigan, a History of Governments

Thomas McIntyre Cooley - Michigan - 1885 - 376 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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Official Proceedings at the Dedication of the Statue of Daniel Webster at ...

New Hampshire - Concord (N.H.) - 1886 - 120 pages
...way under the constitution . . . the Union as it was. 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 do it by freeing all the i slaves, I would do it. If I...
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Drum-beat of the Nation: The First Period of the War of the ..., Volume 4

Charles Carleton Coffin - United States - 1887 - 478 pages
...President Lincoln replied, August 22, 1862. 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 a slave, I would do it. If I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it. If i could...
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The Republic, Or, A History of the United States of America in ..., Volume 17

John Robert Irelan - Presidents - 1888
...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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A Short History of the War of Secession, 1861-1865

Rossiter Johnson - United States - 1888 - 552 pages
...say, I have not meant to leave any one in doubt. . . . 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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Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time

Allen Thorndike Rice - United States - 1886 - 668 pages
...to Mr. Greeley, on the 2ad of August, 1862, 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 slaves, I would do it ; if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and...
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New Grammar School History of the United States: To which are Added the ...

John Jacob Anderson - United States - 1889 - 414 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 leaving others alone, I would also do that." As a consequence of the Proclamation, "black regiments" were formed,...
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Memoirs of Henry Richard, the Apostle of Peace

Lewis Appleton - Politicians - 1889 - 212 pages
...language of President Lincoln : " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing one slave, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it. What...
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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volumes 17-18

Confederate States of America - 1889
...September 22d, he wrote to Mr. Greeley as follows : " 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 slaves I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it,...
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