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Embroidered sampler

Description: Plain weave sampler with silk embroidery, floral border, floral motifs, and poem. Text: "In Sharon's lovely Rose, Immortal beauties/ shine; Its sweet refreshing fragrance shows;/ Its origin divine./ Pleasure is a Rose, near which there ever grows/ the thorn of evil; It is wisdom's work so carefully/ to cull the Rose, as to avoid the thorn, and let its/ rich perfume exhale to heaven in grateful adoration/ of Him who gave the Rose to blow./ Mary Louise Brown, November 2nd 1829."
Date: November 2, 1829
Creator: Brown, Mary Louisa
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum

Estate Appraisal

Description: Property of Marry (sic) Powell, deceased by Erastus Smith, Alexander [Cavin] or [Carvin], Tobias E. Brashears
Date: April 15, 1820
Item Type: Text
Partner: Star of the Republic Museum