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Hester Posey Sampler
1837

"Weep not my friends as you Pass by/as you are now so once Was I"
Using cross, crosslet, satin, and stem stitches, Hester Posey provides a genealogical listing of her family in this sampler. Below the Posey family record is a pyramidal monument under a weeping willow--a memorial to Posey's deceased sister. Embroidered on the monument are the following words:

"Sacred to The Memory of Margaret Posey Who died Feb 2 A.D. 1824 aged 8 YS 1 Month and 14 days."

To the left of the monument is a verse:

"Weep not my friends
as you Pass by
as you are now so
once Was I as I
am now So you
must be prepare
to meet me in
Eternity."

Notes
25 1/4" x 21-3/4"
Tan linen ground with various shades of silk embroidery thread
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