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Makers / Maker's Age: Batchelder, Hannah (age 10)
Date Made: 1780
Origin: Beverly, MA US
School / Teacher: Sarah Stivours School
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Embroidery Thread: Silk
Foundation Cloth: Linen
Dimensions: 15"w x 18" h
Owner: Private collector
Inscriptions: HANNAH / BATCHELDER / WROUGHT 1780 / IN THE 10 YEAR / OF HER AGE / IN LOVE I DO COMMENCE / MAY IT BE A MAN OF SENCE / BRISK AND AREY MAY HE BE / FREE FROM THE SPIRIT OF JELL / SY SARAH STIVOURS SCHOOL / MISTRESS
Predominant Motif: 1 alphabet: uppercase, missing J, q not Q, s and g are backwards. Numbers 1-25. Sprays of flowers with birds. Large border across top and bottom with small saw tooth border on either side.
History of Owner: Inherited
Published in american samplers by bolton & COE, 1921No Verse: #9 1769 Page 256