"Here likewise I had the satisfaction to observe a considerable increase of the work of God. The congregations were exceedingly large and the people hungering and thirsting after righteousness. And every day afforded us fresh instances of persons convinced of sin or converted to God. So that it seems God was pleased to pour out His Spirit this year, on every part of both England and Ireland: perhaps in a manner we have never seen before: certainly not for 20 years." Wesley's Journal, 21st October, 1761.