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" My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is 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 save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and if I could... "
The Living Age - Page 680
1909
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 111

Edmund Burke - 1870
...letter written and published by him in the second year of the civil war, the same President said, " My paramount object in this struggle is to save the...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 Impending Crisis of the South: How to Meet it

Hinton Rowan Helper - 1857 - 420 pages
...I have always supposed to be right. My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union. If I could save the Union without freeing any slaves I...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. I shall do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause,...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 106

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 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 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 Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 116

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

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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Annual Register

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 - 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 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

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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History of the American War, Volume 2

Henry Charles Fletcher - 1865
...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 could save the Union without freeing any slaves, I would do it. If I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it If I could save it by freeing some and...
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