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Sampler in Ogee wood frame, dated 1838; linen with silk and cotton cross-stitching, script alphabet followed by large black alphabet, followed by smaller black alphabet, followed by lower case alphabet on top three-fourths of work, text on bottom fourth of work, all in black cotton thread surrounded by pastel flowers in silk.
Transcription: Sarah Ann Caldwell aged 12 years 1838/ Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand / As the first effort of an infants hand/ And while her fingers o'er the canvass move/ Engage her tender heart to seek thy love

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