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What Lincoln wrote, and wrought

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The draft version of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, written in the president’s own hand, is winding up a statewide tour and will be on display at the state museum in Albany today. Now, with the nation’s first black president just re-elected and a new movie about Lincoln getting good reviews, would be a good time for Capital Region residents to go see this important document, generally considered the nation’s third most important after the Declaration of ...

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November 10, 2012
10:46 p.m.

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Lincoln also 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 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."

It was politics not soul searching.