with some Coventry people, who gave me a
very remarkable account of the surprising change that appeared in the
most rude and vicious persons there. The like was also very great at the
same time in a part of Lebanon, called the Crank, where the Rev. Mr.
Wheelock, a young gentleman, is lately settled: and there has been much
of the same at Durham, under the ministry of the Rev. Mr. Chauncey; and
to appearance no small ingathering of souls there. Likewise amongst many
of the young people in the first precinct in Stratford, under the
ministry of the Rev. Mr. Gould; where the work was much promoted by the
remarkable conversion of a young woman who had been a great
company-keeper, as it was here.
Something of this work appeared in several others towns in those parts,
as I was informed when I was there, the last fall. And we have since
been acquainted with something very remarkable of this nature at another
parish in Stratford, called Ripton, under the past***care of the Rev.
Mr. Mills. There was a considerable revival of religion last summer at
Newhaven old town, as I was once and again informed by the Rev. Mr.
Noyes, the minister there, and by others: and by a letter which I very
lately received from Mr. Noyes, and also by information we have had
other ways. This flourishing of religion still continues, and has lately
much increased. Mr. Noyes writes, that many this summer have been added