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What are we fighting for? [From the Louisville (Bowling Green) Carrier.] The war commenced by the people of the North against slavery was really a war against the Constitution and against the Government based on that instrument. Slavery was recognized in the Constitution; and directly and indirectly the right of the owner in his slave was fully guaranteed by it. Any interference, therefore, by the Federal Government with the institution of slavery, or with the right of the owner to his slave, was in violation of the Constitution; and as one violation of the Constitution acquiesced in would open the way for future interactions of it, it necessarily followed that the success of this anti-slavery movement would sweep away all the safeguards of the Constitution and leave the people of the country at the mercy of a bare majority, whose whims and caprices would be subject to no restraint.--The Constitution conferred upon the Federal Government no power to interfere with slavery