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Abraham Lincoln
Saving the Union
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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 save it by
freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.
What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I
believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear
because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall
do less whenever I shall believe what I am doing hurts the cause,
and I shall do more whenever I shall believe doing more will help
the cause.

(Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862.)

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