William Booth letter
We had a very glorious stir last night – such a meeting for excitement and thrilling interest as I never before witnessed.
The people had been restraining their feelings all the week. Many of them had been stifling their convictions. But it burst out last night and they shouted and Danced and wept and screamed and knocked themselves about until I was fairly alarmed less serious consequences might ensue. However, through mercy all went of gloriously, 27 persons professing to find salvation. Praise the Lord forever! I am happy but weary. I’ve had nine public services this week, have to attend a meeting tonight and three more tomorrow.
From, 'Catherine Booth, Mother of the Salvation Army', Volume I, by Tucker-Booth, page 152-3.