Blessed be God, He is doing great things for us at Barnard Castle. On Sunday last, four souls got into liberty; on Tuesday night, at the prayer meeting, seven more. Many, I believe, are awakened, and I expect the work will go on. My soul is alive to God. I am longing for more of the life and power of godliness. I wish to feel what I preach."
To THE SAME. — "April 7, 1818. Blessed be God, He is carrying on his work in my soul. Of late, I have had some precious seasons both in public and private. I want more of the spirit of prayer. There is nothing like getting filled with the Spirit before we go to the house of God, and then pleading with God in the presence of the people. The Lord is deepening his work in the hearts of professors among us, and awakening and converting sinners. Last Tuesday night, at the prayer meeting, there were six souls set at liberty."
Richard Treffry Life of John Smith p77