Rockland Circuit, as soon as it was formed, entered upon a course of great prosperity. At the district meeting of 1834, it reported 487 members, and under the superintendency of Mr Robert Key, it rapidly rose to great strength, and vastly enlarged its borders. In the report for 1835, it is said, "We have had some glorious outpourings of the Holy Spirit, and a great number of sinners have been converted to God. Our congregations are large, and many of our preaching-places are far too small to contain them."
From, ‘The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from its origin, by John Petty, 1860, p315.