The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 17 : Organ for Young Latter-Day Saints; May 15, 1882 (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from The Juvenile Instructor, Vol. 17: Organ for Young Latter-Day Saints; May 15, 1882 Under another act of Congress also, if any slaves were captured or should run away from their masters who were in rebellion, they too were made free. To show the bent of Abraham Lincoln's mind upon this subject, we quote from a dispatch, which he sent to Horace Greeley in August, 1862: 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 object is to save the Union and not either to save or 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 save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that. I have here stated my purpose according to my views of official duty, and I intend no modification of my oft-repeated personal wish that all men everywhere should be free. He was not even then prepared to abolish slavery, but, driven along by the war and its necessities, he soon found himself in a. Position where he felt that he must either strike a blow at slavery and thus weaken the rebellion, or run the risk of having the old government overthrown. So, on the 22ud of September, 1862, he gave notice of his intention to issue on the let of January, 1863, a proclamation of freedom of the slaves in the States in rebellion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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