It would appear that he had some problems with local children who would meddle with his memorial and did call him names. Campbell's Reputation spread far beyond his native Island.
In "The Dying Testimony of Alexander Campbell", a Work of forty five pages, He tells the story of his life and of the religous movement and it's, or his, Extreme views, intolerances, protests, denunciations. He was against almost everything: against the "Church of Scotland, Reformed Presbytery, King George the Third"; against the "letter learned men that are not taught in the college of Sina or Zion, but in the college of Babylon";
against" them that lift the dead"; against " play actors, and pictures, women having habits and vails, headsails as umbrellas"; against, "dancing schools, as it is the works of the flesh"; against "women that wear Babylonish garments, that are rigged out with stretched-out necks, tinkling as they go"; against "the low country, as they are not kind to stangers"; against "gentlemen"; against; "ships that keep their course against the wind" [steamboats];
"fanners of corn who make use of artificial draughts"[winnowing machines]; against; "men and women to be conformed to the world in having dresses, vain headsails, as children having plaiding on the top of sticks to the wind, that women should become bairns. So that men have whiskers like ruffian soldiers, as wild as Ishmael, not like christians as Jacob smooth".
Then follows a final blast of denunciation:- "I as a dying man, leave my dying testimony against Quakers, Tabernachle folk, Haldians, Independents, Anabaptists, Antiburgers, Burghers, Chappels of Ease, Relief, Roman Catholics, Socenians, Prelacy, Armenians, Deists, Atheists, Universalists, New Jerusalemites, Uniterians, Methodists, Barians, Glassites, and Sectarians.No wonder he was the last member. It was said by DrSommerville, a leader of the reformed Presbyterians, that "Sandy is a honest man, but full of spiritual pride.
Halt passengers take heed & read here upon this headstone.
As I Believed in their three person, in god head I believed their is three covenant also. First the covenant of redemption or surety between god the father & god the son in council of trinity from everlasting before the world began, the secret of the lord is with them that fear him and he will show them his covenant, & from the covenant of redemption the fountain and first ground from whence our freedom from the curse of the law as I believed that since the world was created & man that the second covenant of work was between god and man was in a state of innocence.
The third covenant of grace or reconciliation was when man fall the promise was by god that the seed of woman shall bruise the serpent head. O the spirit of faith to deny yourself & and thirst to be born again before enter to heaven & and to see your last state by nature that chief of sinner Jesus Christ the mediator of new covenants to make intercession for elect sinners O make your calling & election sure, Examine in faith that Christ prove how that Christ in you except ye are reprobates but know ye that I have my interest in Christ not have my own righteousness of god by faith that Christ is the head of government of church & and not mortal man King patronage toleration that ministers prelates & priests run unsent, a yoke that Christs disciples can not bear. To law & testimony of the gospels holy covenant, come and join the Lord in perpetual Covenant that shall not be forgotten---The testimony of Jesus.
ACHNADURE 1820 ALEX CAMPBELL
I protest that none be buried after me in this grave which I have dug for myself as Jacob did Gen>L.5. having adhered till death to the whole work of second reformation in Scotland between year 1638 & 1649 and died in full assurance of heavenly inheritance ----Heb Y1 11...19.