there was a heart in the house which did
not earnestly respond,' We will obey God,
we will be for him.'
" Two weeks did not elapse before the
house of God was thronged with inquiring
souls, and more than one hundred in our
own congregation were the hopeful sub
jocts of grace.
" Jacob, during the entire progress of that
work, and indeed at all times, was an
earnest labourer for the conversion of
souls. He attended every meeting for re
ligious inquiry, and, taking his seat in a
remote corner of the room, passed the time
in silent prayer. One evening, when the
people generally had retired, my attention
was attracted by a very earnest voice at
the door. I supposed that some one was
engaged in prayer. I soon found Jacob
holding on literally to the skirts of a pocr
old woman, imploring her not to leave the.
place till she had accepted of Christ. I;
never heard such earnest pleading. He
was indeed ' beseeching her with tears.'"
At this time Jacob seemed to be bap