American, 1812. A framed needlework sampler on linen, the upper portion having alphabets and numbers, signed in center 1812 / Elizabeth Dawson, Aged Fourteen, the lower portion with a verse surrounded by a vine border: A wise man will desire no / more than what he can get / justly and live upon conten / tedly. A contented mind & a / good conseicnce (sic) will make / a man happy in all conditions / There is nothing so much worth as a mind well instru /cted in knowledge & virtue; 13.5 x 9.5 in. (sight).
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