Edenkillie (1840)

On Friday I (James Morison) went to the parish of Edinkillie, about six miles south-west from Forres—whither I had been most urgently invited by requisition, and preached twice at mid-day from a tent in the open air to an immense assemblage of people gathered from all quarters. A number of my Knockando friends were present, though they are situated at the distance of fifteen or sixteen miles. There were very many from Forres, into whose eyes the tears started when at the conclusion they came to bid me farewell,—now in all likelihood a last adieu. In the evening I preached in a very large barn, which was excessively crowded, and around the doors of which a hundred or two, in addition, were anxiously standing. It was a great day and seldom had I ever such liberty in preaching the good news of a long-ago finished atonement. On Sabbath, I again preached three times, and the crowd was if possible still greater than on the preceding Sabbath. Many persons said to me that nothing was ever seen like it in Nairn, save in the time of the great northern gatherings at the communion. There was within doors a great multitude crowding around the opened windows and entrances.

'The Life of Rev James Morison', by W Adamson, page 74.

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I do not know where these meetings were.

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