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John Leland on Separation of Church and State

All quotation taken from Charles Hyneman and Donald Lutz, Political Writing During the Founding Era: 1760-1805, in two volumes.

John Leland (1754 - 1841) was a Baptist Minister that lived and worked in the state of Massachusetts. Leland was committed to separation, and helped Madison win the Virginia battles for religious freedom. In addition, he helped lead the fight to ratify the Constitution in Massachusetts. His writings under the name Jack Nips in THE YANKEE SPY was an effort to gain support for separation of church and state in Massachusetts.

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