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The • only other incident of much importance abroad, is

the change in the American Cabinet. In his early public acts, Mr. .Fillniore offers one marked contrast to hie predecessor in the • casual. accession to ihe Presidency. It was the boast of Mr. Tyler that he should carry on the Presidency as it had been be- by General Harrison ; and certainly there was no change foTithe better. Mr. Fillmore has not acted on this mechanical notion ; he has introduced some of the most eminent statesmen to the public service, among them Mr. Webster. It cannot be said that Mr. Webster is pledged to English interests—he has rather committed himself in the high tariff direction ; and the press of America, not the most scrupulous, insinuates very heavy charges against his character. It cannot, however, hide from us the fact, that of all public men in America, perhaps with one excep- tion, Mr. Webster is he who has evinced the greatest know- ledge of public affairs, the greatest acumen in administration, and the greatest common sense in emergency-. High intelligence is probably the bebt of all substitutes for high honour—if, indeed, it does not necessarily include that nobler quality.