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ns for the Vice-Presidency of the United States, to the most important foreign missions, those of St. James and St. Cloud. It is not less evident, in the judicious selection of that celebrated philanthropist, Joshua R. Giddings, as Consul general at the Canada terminus of the underground railroad, and of the valorous Burlingame as Minister to the Court of Victor Emanuel, to say nothing of the Red Republican, Schurz, (is that his name?) the White Republican, (I suppose we may call him,) Cassius M. Clay, and the election of that hybrid, Hannibal Hamlin, to preside over the deliberations of a body once graced by the presence of a Davis, and a Toombs, and a Benjamin, and which yet embraces among its members a Hunter and a Mason, a Clingman and a Breckinridge. Were other evidence wanting, we could find it in the recent election of a Sherman, an endorser of Helper, and a Wilmot, the original Proviso man, to seats in the same body. The pious Lovejoy and the terrible Hickman, the martyr Su