April 8. Many souls were saved to-day at Rotherham love-feast. Our God is pouring his Spirit upon all around us. Our preachers are filled with life and inflamed with zeal, and we have prosperity through the circuit. O Lord, send a general shower of grace over all the thirsty land: yea, let the earth be covered with righteousness, and all flesh see thy salvation.
From ‘The Life of Henry Longden’ p128, by T Mason, published in 1837.