Cassell, LEONARD, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, was born in Maryland in 1784, entered the itinerant ministry in 1802, and died of yellow fever Sept. 28, 1808. He was of German parentage, and his mind remained in "uncultured darkness until his conversion. From that day it was manifest how great a mind had thus been called forth. The improvement he made astonished his friends." His genius, eloquence, and piety soon placed him in the most important positions as a preacher, and his early death was a great loss to the Church. — Minutes of Conferences, 2:168.