A number of hot-headed young men, intoxicated with the prevailing element of excitement, and feeling confident of their own powers and call to the work – though entirely destitute of any suitable education – assumed the office of public exhorters and instructors… When once this door was opened it was found difficult to close it.
— Samuel Miller during aftermath of Second Great Awakening (quoted in Ian Murray’s Revival and Revivalism). Note: I came upon this via Bob Thune, Acts 29 planter in Omaha.