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" 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 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 AMERICAN CONFLICT: A HSTORY OF THE GREAT REBELLION - Page 250
by HORACE GREELEY - 1866
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Lincoln's Wrath: Fierce Mobs, Brilliant Scoundrels and a President's Mission ...

Jeffrey Manber, Neil Dahlstrom - History - 2006 - 368 pages
...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...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....
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Pragmatism: Critical Concepts in Philosophy, Volume 2

Russell B. Goodman - Pragmatism - 2005 - 382 pages
...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...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....
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Commentaries on Law & Public Policy

Robert McGee - Business & Economics - 2005 - 432 pages
...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...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union;" Letter to Horace Greeley, August 22, 1862, The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln (Roy...
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The Life of John Marshall, Volume 4

Albert Jeremiah Beveridge - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 704 pages
...Union without freeing any slave, 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...colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union." l Pickering, the incessant, in one of his many and voluminous letters to Marshall which...
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Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 944 pages
...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 it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to...
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The Civil War Confiscation Acts: Failing to Reconstruct the South

John Syrett - History - 2005 - 282 pages
...shortest way under the Constitution." And if that meant not disturbing slavery, then so it would be. "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 save the Union. I shall...
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Dream West

David Nevin - Fiction - 2005 - 640 pages
...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 others alone, I would also do that. 1 would welcome the South back this evening, slaves and all, if it would...
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Blooding the Regiment: An Account of the 22d Wisconsin's Long and Difficult ...

Richard H. Groves - History - 2005 - 384 pages
...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 do it by freeing some and leaving others slaves, I would also do that. What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because I believe...
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The Active Society Revisited

Wilson C. McWilliams - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 352 pages
...object in this struggle is to save the Union and it is not either to save or destroy slavery," he wrote. "What I do about slavery and the colored race, I do because 1 believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forebear, 1 forebear because I do not believe it would...
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Life of Abraham Lincoln

Joseph Hartwell Barrett - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 842 pages
...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...race, I do because I believe it helps to save this Uuion ; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union. I shall...
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