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" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or destroy slavery. "
Anniversary Addresses - Page 404
by Samuel Colcord Bartlett - 1894 - 517 pages
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Bronze Group Commemorating Emancipation

Boston (Mass.) - 1879 - 75 pages
...Republican newspapers denounced Mr. Lincoln for remissness and inaction. He replied in his defence, " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not...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 save it by freeing some, and leaving...
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Abraham Lincoln and the Abolition of Slavery in the United States

Charles Godfrey Leland - 1879 - 246 pages
...Horace Greeley, Mr. Lincoln wrote : — "My paramount object is to save the Union, and not to either 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 if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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Abraham Lincoln

Charles Godfrey Leland - 1879 - 246 pages
...Horace Greeley, Mr. Lincoln wrote : — " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not to either 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 if I could do it by freeing some and leaving...
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Horace Greeley

Whitelaw Reid - 1879 - 24 pages
...slavery" was " an hour of added and deepened peril to the Union." President Lincoln in his reply said: — "My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery. . . . What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save this Union...
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A Popular School History of the United States: In which are Inserted as Part ...

John Jacob Anderson - 1879 - 353 pages
...five million bales of cotton into money." THIRD TEAR OF THE WAR. 30. President Lincoln had said : " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it; if I could...
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The Life, Speeches and Public Services of Gen. James A. Garfield of Ohio

Russell H. Conwell - 1880 - 356 pages
...would not save the union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the union, and not...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...
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The North American Review, Volume 131

1880
...would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it; and, if I...
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The North American Review, Volume 131

1880
...would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it; and, if I...
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The Life, Speeches, and Public Services of James A. Garfield, Including an ...

Russell H. Conwell - 1881 - 384 pages
...would not save the union unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object is to save the union, and not...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...
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A Critical Review of American Politics

Charles Reemelin - 1881 - 630 pages
...proof of Lincoln's fatalism is his letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862. In it he writes :— " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not...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;...
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