Transcription of Sampler by Charlotte B. Haskell
Photographed and Transcribed by William C. Haskell on 9 September 2007
Amos Haskell was born
New Gloucester March
26th A.D. 1787
Sally Johnson was born
North Yarmouth August
29th A.D. 1788
Amos Haskell was married to Sally Johnson A.D. 1810
Mary J. Haskell was born N. Gloucester Nov. 15, 1810
Alfred Haskell was born N. Gloucester Feb. 5th, 1813
Alfred Haskell died August 29th A.D. 1816 Aged 3 yea.
Alfred Haskell was born N. Gloucester Feb. 20, 1817
Charlotte B. Haskell was born N. Gloucester July 5, 1819
Sarah Jane Haskell was born N. Gloucester Nov. 12, 1821
Amos J. Haskell was born N. Gloucester August 31, 1825
Wrought by Charlotte B.Haskell Aged 11 years. 1830.
Jesus permit thy gracious name to stand
as the first efforts of an infants hand.
And while her fingers o,er this canvass move
Prepare her tender heart to feel thy love.
With thy dear children let her share a Part
And write thy name thyself upon her heart.
Then raise her spirits to the realms above
To share the sweets of blest redeeming love.
New Gloucester, Oct. 19th A.D. 1830
On the back there is a label which reads:
“Charlotte B. Haskell, wife of the late G.W. Woodman, Portland, wrought this sampler at 11 years of age during the summer term of school 1830. Miss. Betsey Parsons of Norway, teacher.”