Mr Smith's health being sufficiently restored to enable him to resume his regular labours as an itinerant preacher, he was appointed in 1829 to the Lincoln circuit, under the superintendence of the Rev. W. Clegg. On the last Sunday which he spent in Nottingham, he preached the anniversary sermons for the Sunday schools, and after the evening service at St. Ann's chapel, upwards of twelve persons obtained peace with God. On the Monday evening he delivered a farewell discourse at Halifax-place chapel. The congregation was very large; and at the prayer meeting which followed, not fewer than twenty entered into the liberty of the children of God."
R Treffry's 'Life of John Smith' p275