Posts Categorized: John Leland

Catechism (on the 11th Commandment)

Image via Wikipedia Catechism (on the 11th Commandment), by John Leland, is undated, and collected in The Writings of the Late Elder John Leland. Based on placement in the collection, and internal references to events which took place during the War of 1812, it would seem to have been originally published in 1815 or 1816…. Read more »






The Sabbath Examined by John Leland

The Sabbath Examined by John Leland is now available as a PDF download. The Sabbath Examined Excerpt from the Introduction: Leland was an unabashed defender of religious freedom, liberty of conscience, and separation of church and state, but he also represents an important dissenting voice regarding the doctrine of the perpetuity of the Sabbath, especially… Read more »






Nimrod, Moses, Christ, and the United States

Nimrod, Moses, Christ, and the United States, by John Leland, is excerpted from Miscellaneous Essays in Prose and Verse, published around 1810. As Nimrod was the great grandson of Noah, he founded his government not far from the beginning of the nineteenth century, A.M. His government is called a kingdom, and yet it speaks the… Read more »






Facts and Questions

Facts and Questions, by John Leland, is excerpted from Miscellaneous Essays in Prose and Verse, published around 1810. Jews, Christians, and Deists, all believe in the unity of God. Jews have Jehovah, Christians have Immanuel, and Deists have their Deity. The Jews believe in Jehovah, and receive the Old Testament as a revelation from God;… Read more »






Many Men of Many Minds

Many Men of Many Minds, by John Leland, is excerpted from the pamphlet A Budget of Scraps, first published in 1810. How various are the opinions of men respecting the mode of supporting gospel ministers. A thinks that preachers of the gospel should be qualified, inducted, and supported, in a mode to be proscribed by… Read more »






Old Mr. Well’s You Can

Old Mr. Well’s You Can, by John Leland, is excerpted from Miscellaneous Essays in Prose and Verse, published around 1810. In my travels, and among my acquaintance, I have heard much said about a Saviour, by the name of Well’s you can; but have never yet seen him – the house where he lives, nor… Read more »






Jemima Wilkinson and the Indian, Improved

Jemima Wilkinson and the Indian, Improved, by John Leland, is excerpted from the pamphlet A Budget of Scraps, first published in 1810. The high claims of Jemima Wilkinson (that Christ has descended the second time, and dwells in her), are generally known. Her place of residence is in the town of Jerusalem, Ontario county, and… Read more »






Self-excuse

Self-excuse, by John Leland, is excerpted from the pamphlet A Budget of Scraps, first published in 1810. In the year 1785, there lived in the city of Richmond, (Vir.) a free negro woman, who by her parsimony obtained money enough to purchase her husband, who was a slave. The woman being a member of the… Read more »






Old They, Exposed

Old They, Exposed, by John Leland, is excerpted from the pamphlet A Budget of Scraps, first published in 1810. Of all the villains that haunt the world, not one of them is more mischievous than Old They. He is generally treated as a noun of multitude, followed by a single verb, (They say,) which makes… Read more »