20 JUNE 1840, Page 10

The British Queen arrived at Portsmouth at seven o'clock on

Tuesday morning. She left New York at two in the afternoon on the 1st instant, and made the voyage in fourteen days fourteen hours less longitude. Her last outward passage was perfbrined in thirteen days and eleven hours from pilot to pilot—the tiniekest ever made. The Queen brings ISO passengers, and a considerable quantity of specie. All the pas- sengers are delighted with the admirable system of management now established on board this magnificent vessel. The political intelligence by the British Queen is unimportant. Thrlughout the United States preparations for the next Presidential election were carried OD with even more than the usual animosity.

The majority, whether for Harrison or for Van Buren, will be very small. It is a curious circumstance in this party struggle, that Mr.

Kendall, who was Postmaster-General, resigned that influential and honourable appointment, to devote his pen as one of' the editors of the Witshinfiton Globe to the service of' Mr. Van Buren. Subscriptions to that paper were solicited on "Mr. Kendall's account." The Honourable Paul Methuen, and a Mr. Jones, alias Tremaine, had been brought before a New York Magistrate, charged with riotous

conduct. They were released on their promise to reappear; but broke their parole, and Mr. Methuen went off to join his regiment in the West Indies or Canada.

The West India packet Crane, arrived at Falmouth, has brought our usual files of papers from the Islands and British Guiana. The latest

Jamaica dates arc to May 16. Their contents are not very interesting. As a general remark, it may be said that there is less complaint of' bad times than by the last packet; but the conduct of the Baptist Mis- sionaries continued to be violent and irritating.