19 DECEMBER 1840, Page 9

Sir George Staunton, the member of the Committee of the


Know le-dge Society who moved "(lie previous question " when Mr. Huneouthe's charges against Mr. Tooke were considered, has written to the Notating Gimmick about the matter, He say s his object was to mediate between the parties, and bring the debate to a harmonious close. The Society, he conceived, had already some months before exonerated itself' from all charge of using its influence fur political purposes, and therefore, as the question was " thus finally disposed of, it was equally inconvenient and unnecessary to reopen it."