On Saturday the 21st inst., according to previous announcement, another meeting of the miners engaged in the collieries of Northumberland and Durham, took place on the Black Fell, about four miles distant from Newcastle.
At an early hour numbers of pitmen passed through Newcastle from the collieries in the neighbourhood. Many were walking, others were riding in long carts, all of whom conducted themselves in a quiet and orderly manner. Long before the hour appointed, an immense concourse had assembled - Black Fell presenting the appearance of one moving mass.
Difference of opinion exists as to the members at the meeting, the computation varying from 35 to 45,000; but the most probable amount was 40,000. This unusually large attendance on this occasion is to be attributed to the expected presence of T. S. DUNCOMBE, Esq., M. P., and Mr. Feargus O’CONNOR, who had promised to assist in removing the grievances of which they complained. The business transacted was principally confined to the adoption of a series of resolutions expressive of the opinions of the men upon the present system of working the pits as regards ventilation, against the duty on coal, and against the weighing machines.