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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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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 1

John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 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...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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Anecdotes of Public Men, Volume 1

John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 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...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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The Life of Horace Greeley: Founder of the New York Tribune, with Extended ...

Lurton Dunham Ingersoll - 1873 - 688 pages
...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 save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and...
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The History of Our Country from Its Discovery by Columbus to the Celebration ...

Abby Sage Richardson - 1875 - 600 pages
...her out from her great danger ; not to touch slavery unless her safety demanded it. He said : — " 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 Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge, Volume 15

George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana - 1876
...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 destroy slavery. If I ri'tiM save the Union without freeing any slave, I »onld do it; if I could save it by freeing all...
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J.Q.HOWARD

RUTHERFORD B. HAYES - 1876
...the struggle for the Nation's life. As late as August, 1862, President Lincoln wrote to Mr. Greeley: "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; and if I could...
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Annual Meeting of the Livingston County Historical Society, Volumes 1-15

1877
...public opinion pushed him on. To the importunate protest of Greeley, made August 9, 1862, he 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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Memoir of James Haughton, with extracts from his letters

Samuel Haughton - 1877
..." President Lincoln, in a letter to Horace Greeley, writes : ' My paramount object in the struggle is to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery.' " "Always excepting the few Abolitionists. For four years, masses of men of the same race were banded...
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History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America, Volume 3

Henry Wilson - 1877
...impression, and was particularly disrelished by antislavery men. Saying that his paramount object was to save the Union, and not either to save or destroy slavery, he added the famous epigrammatic utterance already quoted in these pages, and which was so often repeated,...
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The North American Review

1878
...knows. While history lives it will reecho the sad, solemn, pathetic assurance he gave to Mr. Greeley : " 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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