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As Methodist societies increased geometrically, they were joined together on individual circuits. Short of Anglican priests who were sympathetic to his reform movement, Wesley was forced to assign commited laymen to preach on the circuits. Although portrayed by the Anglican clergy as theologically ignorant, Wesley's preachers spoke the patois of the "middling and lower sorts" and were very effective in making converts. By 1813 there were an estimated two Page 22 hundred thousand Methodists in England 1, and their significance was undeniable.
The Pennsylvania Gazette reported two thousand less than Whitefield's estimate at White Clay Creek, but at Page 6 New Castle and Christiana, the Gazette's estimates actually surpassed his own. A surprising source gives further credence to Whitefield's counts. When he spoke from a balcony in Lewes in 1740, he estimated the crowds at about two thousand. " 12 Whitefield was a genius at stirring religious feelings, but too often this excitement cooled after his departure. To keep alive religious enthusiasm on a long-term basis, Whitefield encouraged his followers to form religious societies whenever possible.