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" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is no.t 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 5 and if... "
Climbing Up to Glory: A Short History of African Americans During the Civil ... - Page 3
by Wilbert L. Jenkins - 2002 - 285 pages
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 106

Current events - 1910
...expounded his principles of political expediency in a way that could be 'understanded of the people.' '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, I...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 116

Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Henry Reeve, Harold Cox - 1862
...would not save the Union unless they could 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 slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 73

Edward Everett Hale - 1862
...government, we copy these sentences from the President's letter to Horace Greeley, of August 22 : — " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 73

Edward Everett Hale - 1862
...government, we copy these sentences from the President's letter to Horace Greeley, of August 22 : — " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and i? not either to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would...
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Letters on the American Republic, Or, Common Fallacies and ..., Volume 4

Joshua Rhodes Balme - Freedmen - 1863 - 290 pages
...with them, ily 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, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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Annual Register

History - 1863
...would not save the Union unless they could 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 slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Presidents - 1864 - 510 pages
...with them. My paramount object io this struggle it to save the Union, and is not either to save or 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 do it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Political History of the United States of America, During the Great ...

Edward McPherson - United States - 1864 - 440 pages
...slavery, I do not agre* with them. * My paramount olfject is to save the Union and not rttVr to tare or 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 »Inve9» I would do it — and if I could eavo it bv freeing some...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ...

Frank Crosby - Presidents - 1865 - 476 pages
...Uulou to be Saved. Emancipation Indicated. struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy Slavery. 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 do it by freeing some and leaving...
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LIFE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN

JOSEPH H. BARRETT - 1865
...would not save the Union unless they could 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 Slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could...
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