By 1783, Alline had reached an unprecedented popularity in nearly
all of the outsettlements and was the undisputed leader of a major
religious revival (Stewart & Rawlyk
140) He used the splintered state of the colony as a platform for his
message. He unified the people through his sermons, and through his
leadership. He had established himself as a charismatic leader and as
such he became an agent for initiating change in some of the cultural
values of Nova Scotian society (Ibid
140). The people placed their confidence in Alline as their new leader.
The once shattered colony of Nova Scotia now had a confident leader, who
would ultimately lead them towards neutrality.