Excerpt from a letter by William Bramwell.
I found the society in a very low state and left out one hundred in Liverpool the first quarter. The second quarter I joined one hundred and thirty new members, saw a number saved who had lost their confidence, and several times received in public a shaking among the people. The work has very much revived this quarter. At first I could find very
few who retained the blessing of entire sanctification. That appeared to have been given up for some years, but a number have lately been brought into the glorious liberty. There is a blessed work through the society in Gerrard-street; six or eight persons have been saved at one meeting. Scarcely a class meets, but some of the members are blessed. On Saturday week, in the penitent meeting at Pitt-street, twelve persons were saved. Three found mercy at a class meeting last night. There are not so many returning from the world at the present, yet the society is made truly alive again. A few, both rich and poor, are wakened. Some precious women in rather high life, are truly saved, with whose names you are unacquainted.
From, ‘Memoir of the Life and Ministry of William Bramwell, by James Sigston, published in 1836, p233.
Pitt Street is the oldest Wesleyan Chapel in Liverpool. Built in 1750, it replaced a room in Cable Street. The Chapel was re-built in 1803. The area declined rapidly and the Chapel was closed and pulled down in 1905.