Sampler, 1803 Medium: silk embroidery on linen foundation Technique: embroidered in cross stitch on plain weave foundation. Bequest of Gertrude M. Oppenheimer. 1981-28-77.
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Within a strawberry vine border, a text: In Christ Jesus there is neither bond nor free that He came to let the oppressed go free and to break every yoke All who fear god and work righteous of whatever naion (sic) color or clime shall be accepted of him May God reward the Benefactors and forgive the enemies of Africa's children. Many daughters have done virtuously but may we remembering our peculiar obligations excel them all. Blest be the grace which moved the feeling heart To plead the cause of man and break his chains Blest be the men who taught the heavenly art To banish slav'ry's bonds from freedoms plains Let Afric's (sic) daughters feel the grateful ties Which bind then to reward their Patrons care By striving to obtain the noble prize Of praise on earth and heav'n's bright crown to wear