15 OCTOBER 1859, Page 2

The external relations of our Government have attracted notice in

various directions, and more or less of explanation has been given. Lord Clarendon is not going out as a Governor-General

of India, to replace Lord Canning; the _report having been suggested, no doubt, in part by the serious objections which exist in India to many of Lord Canning's mennures, and in part by the recollection that, Lord. Clarendon has very handsomely waived his own claims to a post in the Cabinet, and might fairly expect the offer of the next dignity. Most people, however, have formed far other expectations for Lord Clarendon.

Again, we have, by more than one channel, information from India, which does not confirm the hopeful report circulated a week or two since, as to the acceptance of the bounty for the China expedition by large numbers of the soldiers in the Army of the late East India Company.

The Daily News has stated that our Government has taken steps to secure from Morocco such concessions as will satisfy the just claims of Spain ; thus obviating a very inconvenient dis- turbance at the portals of the Mediterranean.

Our contemporary also states that the new Commissioner in Columbia, General Wingfield Scott, has been instructed to ob- serve the arrangements sanctioned by Secretary Marcy in 1855, forbearing the enforcement of exclusive rights in the disputed territory pending the question of territorial sovereignty ; the temperate course pursued on both sides promoting a pacific re- sult. This announcement will not surprise our own readers ; the technical rights of the question being perfectly distinct from the manner in which the arguments shall be conducted. But we are convinced that neither Government will forget its own dignity, or, what is of more importance, its responsibilities.