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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; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could... "
Anecdotes of Public Men - Página 169
por John Wien Forney - 1873 - 444 páginas
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Fifty Years of Public Service: Personal Recollections of Shelby M. Cullom ...

Shelby Moore Cullom - 1911 - 467 páginas
...is to tave the Union, and not either to tace or deitroy tlavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would do that. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps...
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Selections from the Letters, Speeches, and State Papers of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln - 1911 - 132 páginas
...with them. 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 ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it ; and 25 if I could save it by freeing some...
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A Short History of the American People

Edna Henry Lee Turpin - 1911 - 478 páginas
...letter : " 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 ; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it." At last he decided that it was " a fit and...
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A Study of Greatness in Men

Josephus Nelson Larned - 1911 - 303 páginas
...with them. 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; 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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A Students' History of the United States

Edward Channing - 1912 - 588 páginas
...Constitution. . . . 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...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." The true heart and singleness of purpose which animated Lincoln, as well...
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The Abolition Crusade and Its Consequences, Four Periods of American History

Hilary Abner Herbert - 1912 - 249 páginas
...1862: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and it is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without...I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that." Indeed, Congress had, in 1861, by joint resolution declared that the...
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The Civil War

Charles Lester Barstow - 1912
...with them. 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; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I 142 could save it by freeing some...
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The Idea and Vision of Abraham Lincoln and the Coming of Theodore Roosevelt

Daniel Webster Church - 1912 - 41 páginas
...I do not agree with them. My paramount purpose is to save the Union, and it is neither to save nor 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 of the slaves, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and...
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A History of the United States

Henry Eldridge Bourne, Elbert Jay Benton - 1913 - 534 páginas
...slavery." He thought that was for the Southern states to do. He said, "If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save...could save it by freeing some, and leaving others alone, I would also do that." He finally decided that he could save the Union only by destroying slavery....
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The Magazine of History, with Notes and Queries: Extra number, Temas29-32

1914
...self-constructed "Prayer of 20,000,000 of People" he wrote: "My paramount object is to save the Union and not to save or destroy slavery. If I could save the Union...could save it by freeing some, and leaving others alone, I would do that." Further: "My enemies pretend that I am now carrying on the war for the sole...
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