Turning from the west to the east of England, we find Lynn Circuit prospering in an extraordinary manner, and conducting missionary operations with considerable success. At the Conference of 1828, this circuit reported only 327 members; at the Conference of 1831, when the late zealous and useful John Smith was stationed to it, its number had risen to 536, a. proof of considerable progress during the three years. But much greater prosperity awaited it. A great revival of religion took place in most parts of the circuit, and in March 1832, it contained 770 members being an increase of 234 for the year.
From, ‘The History of the Primitive Methodist Connexion from its origin, by John Petty, 1860, p238.