Inscribed: Conscience distasteful truths may tell / But mark her sacred dictates well / whoever with her lives at strife / Loses their better friend for life / The virtuous mind that shuns all sin / And strives to store up wealth within / Will gain the prize that heart felt joy / Which time nor death can neer destroy / To you my friends let this survive / My memory to keep alive / When on this my name you see / Remember it was wrought by me
Made by Harriet Jackson of Acworth, New Hampshire (born March 28, 1809), shortly before her marriage to William Hayward, Decemeber 8, 1928 of Acworth, New Hampshire; by decent in the family, to the maker's grandaughter, Mrs. Mabel Wood Johnson, in 1946.
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