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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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Heroes in the Strife; Or, The Temperance Testimonies of Some Eminent Men ...

Frederick Sherlock - 1881 - 278 pages
...Horace Greeley, 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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The Boys of '61, Or, Four Years of Fighting: Personal Observation with the ...

Charles Carleton Coffin - 1881 - 558 pages
...spirits. They began to talk of giving freedom to the slave as well as of the restoration of the Union. " My paramount object is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery," wrote President Lincoln to Horace Grecloy, August 22d, 1862, reflecting doubtless the feelings of nearly...
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The Pioneer Boy: And how He Became President, The Story of the Life of ...

William M. Thayer - 1882 - 395 pages
...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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History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880: 1800-1880

George Washington Williams - 1882 - 611 pages
...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 Lincoln Memorial ; Album-immortelles: Original Life Pictures, with ...

Osborn Hamiline Oldroyd - 1882 - 543 pages
...would not save the Union unless they could at the sam : 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 American church review

Rev. Henry Mason Baum - 1882
...suspicion of disunionism. " My paramount object," he writes, " 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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The Works of James Abram Garfield, Volume 2

James Abram Garfield - 1882
...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 slave, I would do it. If I could...
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The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary for General Knowledge, Volume 15

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1883
...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 save it by freeing some and leaving...
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A History of the American People

Arthur Gilman - 1883 - 668 pages
...brought to bear upon Mr. Lincoln to lead him to confiscate slaves and declare emancipation, he wrote : " 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 - 1883
...five million bales of cotton into money." THIRD TEAK 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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