May 15, 1754, Grafton, Massachusetts.

January 14, 1841, North Adams, Massachusetts.

Cheshire Cemetery, Cheshire, Massachusetts.


A Baptist minister, Leland began preaching at age 20. From 1776 to 1790, he was in Virginia, and thereafter in Massachusetts, mostly at Cheshire. His works include:

  1. And if You Meet with Troubles
  2. Christians, If Your Hearts Are Warm
  3. Come, and Taste, Along with Me
  4. Day Is Past and Gone, The
  5. Morning Trumpet, The
  6. O When Shall I See Jesus?