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" 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 save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could... "
St. Nicholas - Page 828
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 73

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...without freeing any slave, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing all slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 73

1862
...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...without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all slaves, I would do it ; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving...
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Letters on the American Republic, Or, Common Fallacies and ..., Volume 4

Joshua Rhodes Balme - 1863 - 290 pages
...slavery, I do not agree 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...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: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1864 - 510 pages
...at the same time d'Slruy Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object io this struggle it 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 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 - 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

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...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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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 842 pages
...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...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 - 1865 - 653 pages
...ofgrrt is to save the Vhion and not either to gave or destroy tlarfry. If T could save tho Union without alono, I would also do tliat. What I do about nlavcry and the colored rnce, I do because I believe...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - 1865 - 842 pages
...unless they could at the same time destroy Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object ID this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either...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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Life of Abraham Lincoln, Sixteenth President of the United States ...

Frank Crosby - 1865 - 476 pages
...L do not agree with them My paramount object in this The Union to be Saved. Emancipation Indicated. struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to...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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