Mcleod, Alexander

McLeod, Alexander D.D., a minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, was born in the Island of Mull June 12, 1774. His father and grandfather were ministers of the Church of Scotland. In 1792 he came to America and entered Union College, where he graduated in 1798. In 1799 he was licensed by the Reformed Presbytery at Coldenham, and in 1801 was installed pastor of the First Reformed Presbyterian Church. His first publication was Negro Slavery Unjustifiable (N. Y. 1802). In 1803 appeared Messiah governing the Nations; in 1816, Ecclesiatstical Catechism: — The Gospel Ministry: — Lectures on the Prophecies: — Sermons on the War: — Life and Power of True Godliness. He was the chief organizer of the American Colonization Society in 1816, and wrote its constitution. During his pastoral career he received various calls to other churches, to colleges, and to editorships; but he declined them all, and remained in his charge until his death, Feb. 17, 1833. See Wiley (Sam. B.), Memoir of A. McLeod, D.D. (N. Y. 1855, 8vo); Wilson, Presb. Hist. Almanac, 1862, p. 261; Sprague, Annals of the Amer. Pulpit, 9:9 sq.

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