20 DECEMBER 1828, Page 1

The contest for the Presidentship of the United States seems

to be at an end ; and the accession of General Jackson to that high honour appears certain. The votes are supposed to stand thus— Adams, 88 ; Jackson, 173. The Morning Chronicle augurs evil to the Republic, from these " eternal squabbles " about the elec., tion of a chief.. The Standard sees in them and their concomi- tants, the sure, though perhaps distant, declension of the people into a state of Asiatic despotism ; but with this consolation, that they can at any time " adopt the only preventive—a national and a Christian Church."