John Macdonald of Ferintosh spoke at the Communion service in July 1840. Multitudes were seen weeping and multitudes rejoicing.
'When the movement was arousing attention Mr Campbell's friend, Mr Stewart of Cromarty, went to see him to see for himself if it was only a time of sensational and emotional excitement or if it was a real awakening to spiritual conviction and concern. He saw some of the converts and questioned them. One of them vividly related that when he was awakened to concern he felt himself to be shut in by the justice of God as a mighty mountain to an ocean of everlasting destruction. So touching were his words that Stewart was ready to cry out himself, and as to the outcome of his queries, he was more disposed to question his own conversion than that of the Portmahomack fisher-folk.'
'The Apostle of the North', by John Kennedy, pages 290-1.