From [Isaac?] Duckworth to Sarah Ryan. He had expected to hear from Ryan but has heard nothing since leaving London. Spiritual matters are discussed in detail. God is greatly reviving the work - in under two weeks he bas heard of six people that have found Christ. Three of them have been in Duckworth's class and many more are striving for conversion. Four of the young men who meet with Duckworth, have felt an assurance of God's forgiveness.
- Isaac Duckworth (1724-91) was born at Manningham near Bradford, Yorkshire. At the of twenty he heard George Whitefield preach at Haworth. He subsequently joined the Methodists and underwent a conversion experience. In 1760 he moved to Bristol and lived at the New Room where he formed a close relationship with Charles Wesley. He often accompanied Wesley to London. After moving back to Bradford, he lived with his brother and sister. Their house was used by the preachers for holding worship. Duckworth himself was a diligent class leader and had a considerable reputation for holiness of character. Source: ArmWan Magazine 1793, pp.246-250