A tomb was erected over the remains of Mr. Fuller, in the burial-ground adjoining his place of worship, and a tablet to his memory is placed by the side of the pulpit, with this inscription: -
IN MEMORY OF THEIR REVERED AND BELOVED PASTOR,
THE REVEREND ANDREW FULLER,
THE CHURCH AND CONGREGATION HAVE ERECTED THIS TABLET.
HIS ARDENT PIETY,
THE STRENGTH AND SOUNDNESS OF HIS JUDGMENT,
HIS INTIMATE KNOWLEDGE OF THE HUMAN HEART,
AND HIS PROFOUND ACQUAINTANCE WITH THE SCRIPTURES,
EMINENTLY QUALIFIED HIM FOR THE MINISTERIAL OFFICE,
WHICH HE SUSTAINED AMONGST THEM THIRTY-TWO YEARS.
THE FORCE AND ORIGINALITY OF HIS GENIUS,
AIDED BY UNDAUNTED FIRMNESS,
RAISED HIM FROM OBSCURITY
TO HIGH DISTINCTION IN THE RELIGIOUS WORLD.
BY THE WISDOM OF HIS PLANS,
AND BY HIS UNWEARIED DILIGENCE IN EXECUTING THEM,
HE RENDERED THE MOST IMPORTANT SERVICES
TO THE BAPTIST MISSIONARY SOCIETY;
OF WHICH HE WAS THE SECRETARY FROM ITS COMMENCEMENT,
AND TO THE PROSPERITY OF WHICH HE DEVOTED HIS LIFE.
IN ADDITION TO HIS OTHER LABOURS,
HIS WRITINGS ARE NUMEROUS AND CELEBRATED.
HE DIED MAY 7TH, 1815, AGED 61.
[From Joseph Belcher, editor, The Complete Works of Andrew Fuller, Volume I, 1845, reprint, 1988, p. 105. Document provided by David Oldfield, Post Falls, ID. Scanned and formatted by Jim Duvall.]
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