This classic early Newport, RI sampler is worked in a band format closely resembling samplers from Boston of
the same period. It is inscribed: Elizabeth Hadwen Her Sampler Made/ In The 12 Year of Her Age 1766. It is further
inscribed with verses about young women being an honor to their parents and the duties of marriage. The well known
whaling merchant and silver retailer William Hadwen of Nantucket was her nephew.
STEPHEN & CAROL HUBER