"William Greensmith, son of Thomas Greensmith, of Watnal, near Nottingham, when about nine years of age, was severely afflicted with a scrofulous humour in his eyes, so that he was unable to bear the light even with bandages upon them. Mr Bramwell was then in the Nottingham circuit and went in his regular turn to preach at Mr Greensmith's house. On one of these occasions, he remained all night; and previous to his departure the next morning, when his horse was brought to the door, he asked where the boy was who had sore eyes. Mrs Greensmith replied, that he was in a dark room behind the door. He wished him to be called out; he came and stood near Mr Bramwell, who put his hand on the boy's head, and looked upward, as if in the act of ejaculator prayer. He then went out, leaving the child standing: while the latter, as if conscious of some important change, pulled off his bandages, looked through the window, and asked if Mr Bramwell was gone. On perceiving that his eyes were perfectly healed, all the family were completely astonished. He is now about thirty years of age, and has never since had any complaint in his organs of sight."
From, ‘Memoir of the Life and Ministry of William Bramwell, by James Sigston, published in 1836, p157.
A letter to Miss Barrett, 16th October 1800.
“I have had a powerful season at Bulwell; several souls saved. The same at Watnal and last night at Eastwood. Glory, glory, glory to God! Please write to me soon, and tell me of your journeys and labours in every place. The Lord bless you all! and may thousands be saved!”
From, ‘Memoir of the Life and Ministry of William Bramwell, by James Sigston, published in 1836, p172.