Links and Resources

Listed below are some links related to locations where Elder John Leland had visited or traveled through in his day and you may visit today.  Each location is filled with history – so plan to learn much and allow the time to take it all in!

The Leland-Madison Memorial Park is located on VA-20 at Clifton Rd in Orange, VA. This is the location of where Elder John Leland met Congressman James Madison met in 1788 to present the idea of sending James Madison to Washington, D.C. with the provision that there be a Bill of Rights which guaranteed the freedom of religion.  Without a doubt, this is an important location of United States history which revisionists would like to keep hidden from the minds of the American people today.  Here is a link and several pictures of the monument and park.  Also the GPS location, with a map and directions to the park in Orange County, Virginia are listed here . . .                                                                                                                                                                                        http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMF79H_Leland_Madison_Memorial_Park_Orange_County_VA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Colonial Williamsburg, Williamsburg, Virginia is a most delightful, enjoyable and excellent place to take yourself and your family!  We highly recommend coming here and spend a few days – at least!  You will learn much about our Colonial history there and see first hand what it was like to live during this exciting time of Revolution.   The Actors/Interpreters do an excellent job of portraying the colonials and their various struggles in the fight for freedom.  And perhaps you will see Elder John Leland while you are there for your visit!
http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Yorktown, Virginia is nearby Colonial Williamsburg and it is very much worth your while to visit!  This is not only the town where John Leland preached to the British troops and baptized his converts, it is also the location of the final major battle of the Revolutionary War and Cornwallis’ surrender.  Set alongside the York river this quiet town is filled with colonial history . . .

http://www.visityorktown.org

For Your Reading Enjoyment . . .

America in Crimson Red, By James R. Beller – this an excellent book to read.  We have greatly enjoyed reading this well documented volume and highly recommend it.  In it you will see how the hand of God superintended the Awakenings and Revivals to bring about the Revolutionary War with England.   This book can be purchased through:

http://www.prairiefirepress.com/

OR

http://www.swordbooks.com/americaincrimsonredthebaptisthistoryofamerica.aspx

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