Rev. Robert Black of Millisle, describes the awakening in his parish thus:
“When the revival visited Millisle the whole village was moved. Few retired to rest, crowds collected around the doors of the awakened ones to hear them cry for mercy— such a night was never witnessed here. This greatly intensified the feeling.
“From that date there was no difficulty in collecting a large meeting on any day of the week, with the shortest notice. I may say that open-air services were held here throughout the entire summer, on the Sabbath evenings, with an attendance varying from three hundred to twelve hundred of all classes in the district—high and low, rich and poor, moral and immoral—listening, not only with attention but with deep earnestness, to plain gospel truths proclaimed in the name of Christ.”