Go little volume like the bee,
The fertile fields of mind explore,
Cull from each mental shrub and tree
Some grateful sweets to swell thy store.
Go, and in friendships hallowed name,
Where'er thy wanderings may be,
A tribute fond from feelings claim,
A few brief lines for memory.
signed "Sarah C. Balch / March 18th 1843"
In 1845, Hannah's sister Frances married
Benjamin Balch, but Frances died in 1846
without children shortly after the marriage.