The antique Ann Merchant Sampler. As you can see she was attached to a wooden frame with nails...She will be lovingly framed soon. The verse which cannot be seen on the bottom from the middle to the right reads: My Mother, My Father, I know your kindness I cannot repay. But I hope that as older I grow, I shall learn your commands to obey.
Her name is also faded but it on the left bottom. Ann Merchant aged 11 years 1838.