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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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Southern Historical Society Papers

Southern Historical Society - 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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Abraham Lincoln: A History, Volume 6

John George Nicolay, John Hay - Presidents - 1890
...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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American Christian Rulers: Or, Religion and Men of Government; Comprising ...

United States - 1890 - 590 pages
...Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it ; and 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. ... I intend no modification of my oft-expressed personal wish that all...
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Americanized Encyclopaedia Britannica: Revised and Amended : a ..., Volume 7

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1890
...slaves. To this letter he replied on August 22d, saying: " 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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Abraham Lincoln's Pen and Voice: Being a Complete Compilation of His Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1890 - 423 pages
...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 otbers alone, I would also do tbat. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe...
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Abraham Lincoln's Pen and Voice: Being a Complete Compilation of His Letters ...

Abraham Lincoln - Presidents - 1890 - 423 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 tbe slaves, I would do it; and...
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Horace Greeley, the Editor

Francis Nicoll Zabriskie - 1890 - 398 pages
...have always found to be right. ' ' He then proclaims his " paramount object 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 slaves, I would do it ; and...
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American Patriotic Selections: Famous State Papers of Washington, Jefferson ...

Frederick W. Osborn - Recitations - 1890 - 62 pages
...emancipation, he replied, in his usual forceful way : " 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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James Sidney Rollins, Memoir

William Benjamin Smith - Missouri - 1891 - 317 pages
...President 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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1861-1872

William Henry Seward, Frederick William Seward - 1891
...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." Seward, who had all his life advocated the freeing, not only the 118...
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