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" If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time save Slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time destroy Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount... "
The Century: 1888-89 - Page 413
1889
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 111

Edmund Burke - History - 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 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...
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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 Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine, Volume 37

Literature - 1889
...it in deference to an old friend, whose heart 1 have always supposed to be right. As to the policy I "seem to be pursuing," as you say, I have not meant...the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, 1 would do it ; and if I could save it...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 73

Liberalism (Religion) - 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 save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who 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,...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 73

Liberalism (Religion) - 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

History - 1863
...would not save the Union unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who 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,...
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Letters on the American Republic, Or, Common Fallacies and ..., Volume 4

Joshua Rhodes Balme - Freedmen - 1863 - 290 pages
...sooner the national authority can be restored, the nearer the Union will be 'the Union as it was.' If there be those who would not save the Union, unless they could at the same time destroy slavery, I do not agree with them, ily paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union,...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln: Presenting His Early History, Political Career, and ...

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Electronic book - 1864 - 510 pages
...would not save the Union unle>? they could at the same time save Slavery, I do not agree' with them. If there be those who would not save the Union unless they could at the same time d'Slruy Slavery, I do not agree with them. My paramount object io this struggle it to save the Union,...
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History of the Administration of President Lincoln: Including His Speeches ...

Henry Jarvis Raymond - United States - 1864 - 496 pages
...would not save the Union unless they could at the same time save slavery, I do not agree with them. If there be those who 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...
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