At new Basford, the people appear to be panic struck. Some of the most notoriously wicked characters have been converted to God. I gave fourteen notes of admittance to persons in one class at that place a few weeks ago, all of whom professed to have found peace with God. We had a blessed time there last Thursday. The glory of God filled the place and five obtained mercy. Many souls have been saved there every week for some time past. I gave seventeen notes at old Radford a short time since: all who received professed to have obtained liberty. The work is going on. In several places it is spring. Hallelujah! At Nottingham souls are saved every week. More than a dozen were saved after Mr. Dawson had preached a few weeks ago: and six found peace with God on the morning of the same day in a private house. I have seen some signal work also in the Mansfield and Ilkeston circuits."
R Treffry's 'Life of John Smith' p213http://www.archive.org/details/memoirslifechar00trefgoog