Fawcett, John. An Account of the Life, Ministry, and Writings of the late Rev. John Fawcett, D. D. who was Minister of the Gospel Fifty-four Years, first at Wainsgate, and afterwards at Hebdenbridge, in the parish of Halifax; comprehending many particulars relative to the Revival and Progress of Religion in Yorkshire and Lancashire; and illustrated by copious extracts from the diary of the deceased, from his extensive correspondence, and other documents. London:Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy...and P. K. Holden, Halifax, 1818. First Edition.
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Starr, A Baptist Bibliography, no. E2634.
Roberts, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography no. 2017. "Splendid details of revival blessing."
Includes account of Whitefield's open-air preaching and a letter from Whitefield. Accounts of other ministers, such as Grimshaw, Venn, &c., remarks on books read, including those of Brine, Dr. Gill, &c., and remembrances of the revivals of religion among the English Baptists during the Evangelical Awakening.
John Fawcett (1740-1817), b. Lidget Green, near Bradford, Yorkshire; d. Ewood Hall, Yorkshire. "His early training was in the established church, but it was not until he heard Whitefield preaching in the open air at Bradford in 1755 that he came under deep conviction and found the way of peace in Christ Jesus. After three years with the Methodists, Fawcett joined the Baptists, and it was among them that he served most effectively. While he remained throughout his life in a seemingly unimportant place near Halifax, he was regarded as the leading man in his denomination...The day after hearing Whitefield preach at Bradford, Fawett heard him speak at Birstal to a crowd estimated at 20,000 strong. He described his experience saying,'I lay under the scaffold, and it appeared as if all his words were addressed to me, and as ifhe had known my most secret thoughts from ten years of age. As long as life remains, I shall remember both the text and the sermon.'" - Roberts, Whitefield in Print, pp. 299-300.