It pleased God to open a preaching room at a place called Ridgefield, near Staleybridge. The inhabitants were almost entirely ignorant of the gospel of Christ; perhaps there are few places more wicked. Cock-fighting and dog-fighting were the favourite sports. I was invited to hold some services there, and although there was no proper footpath nor any houses near, the place on each night was extremely full. From thirty to forty professed salvation. Souls are dying daily for lack of gospel truth, yet how many professing Christians are at ease in Zion! Oh! may God send forth men of the proper stamp!
"The Revival," March 10th, 1864.