27 JULY 1850, Page 2

The unexpected death of President Taylor causes a move in

the politics of the United States. General Taylor's abrupt decease is imputed partly to harassment in the vain endeavour to hold a course above party intrigues ; and his successor, on whom the office devolves ex officio, will have a difficult task. The qualifications of Vice-President Fillmore are imperfectly known, but he is ac- counted a respectable and conscientious man. He is understood to favour Mr. Clay's policy in the Slavery question, and the Pro- tectionist policy in regard to import-duties,—in both respects dif- fering from the late President : in such case, perhaps, he will not have to keep up that struggle with the tendency of events which was so fatal to honest Zachary Taylor.