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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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Black America: A Study of the Ex-slave and His Late Master

Sir William Laird Clowes - African Americans - 1891 - 240 pages
...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 if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that.' "The slaves in the States at war with the Federal Government were freed...
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Abraham Lincoln, the Liberator: A Biographical Sketch

Charles Wallace French - Presidents - 1891 - 398 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 a slave I would do it. And if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it. And if...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Carleton Coffin - Presidents - 1892 - 542 pages
...slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is 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 leaving...
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LIFE OF LINCOLN

CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN - 1892
...slavery, I do not agree with them. 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 any slave 1 would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and...
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The Lone-star of Liberia: Being the Outcome of Reflections on Our Own People

Frederick Alexander Durham - African Americans - 1892 - 331 pages
...Abraham Lincoln, writing on August 22, 1862, 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 Lone-star of Liberia: Being the Outcome of Reflections on Our Own People

Frederick Alexander Durham - African Americans - 1892 - 331 pages
...Abraham Lincoln, writing on August 22, 1862, 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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Selections from the Works of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1893 - 116 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...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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Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2

John Torrey Morse - 1893
...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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General Thomas

Henry Coppee, Henry Coppée - Generals - 1893 - 332 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 others alone, I would do that." One month later he had freed the slaves of all that were in rebellion, and...
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The Chase Court : Justices, Rulings, and Legacy

Jonathan Lurie, Salmon Portland Chase - History - 2004 - 247 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...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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