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Embroidered sampler

Maker:
Mary A. Cheever (1805–1847)
Date:
1817
Geography:
Made in Massachusetts, United States
Culture:
American
Medium:
Embroidered silk and cotton on cotton
Dimensions:
17 3/8 x 16 in. (44.1 x 40.6 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Bequest of Mabel Herbert Harper, 1957
Accession Number:
57.122.804
Not on view
Inscription: inscribed at top center: FAMILY REGISTER; Below in two columns: Samuel Blackinton born March 7 AD 1753/ Mehetabel Richards born Nov. 1 1755/ They were Married May 23 1778/ Sally Blackinton born March 7 1779/ Nabby Blackinton born October 26 1783/ Was Married to Henry Maxey Jan 1 1806/ And Died Dec 26 1807/ Samuel Blackinton Died March 14 1816; second column: George Cheever born Oct 10 1771/ Sally Blackinton born March 7 1779/ They were Married April 27 1800/ Samuel B Cheever born Nov 18 1801/ George W Cheever born August 19 1803/ Mary A. Cheever born Sept 30 1806/ Sally Cheever died (May?) 1816; below, in center: On the truth we Believe; below, in two columns: Gr(ant) me rem(emb)ranc(e well t)o paint/ The moment after death/ The glory that surround the saints (?)/ When yielding up their breath; second column: While they have gain'd we loser..../ We miss them day by day/ But thou canst ev'ry breach..../ And wipe our tears away; signed in lower center: Wrought by Mary A. Cheever Attleborough July 1817 Aged 11 years; below signature: Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord from henceforth. Yea, saith the/ spirit that they may rest from their labours, and their works do follow them.
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