"At both Tottenham and Hackney there was great missionary interest. George Pearse who was in the little study group that Gosse described, and Richard Ball of Taunton who had left the Society of Friends about the same time as the Howard brothers,1o began to edit in 1850 The Gleaner in the Missionary Field which in 1853 became exclusively occupied with work in China under the name of The Chinese Missionary Gleaner. 11"
"Ball was baptized by immersion by B. W. Newton, at Exeter in 1837, Inquirer vol. 1 p.64."