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Title: A. Jackson, Southfield, To Annie Weir, [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileJackson, Anne/31
SenderJackson, Anne
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionPresbyterian Or Baptist
OriginSouthfield, Michigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained By Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co Fermanagh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906113
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:06:99.
Word Count608
TranscriptSouthfield June 26th 90

My dear Annie
What a world of change and care we
live in but our heavenly Father knows
all about it and if the sparrows are so
cared for will he not care for us his Children.
I had heard you say that your sister had
some idea of going Home in the Spring but
one day the Children came and said that
Bella had been to their house and was gone
to Detroit and I was expecting to see her for
several days thinking that she would be
round to spend a few days or a week among
the folks around here but when I saw
Alice she told me that when she left this
house she had not decided wether [whether?]
to go home or to California but if she concluded
to go home she would be back to their house
before she went Annie I can't tell you
you (sic) how I felt but feeling as I did I
thought what must your feelings be at
being seperated [separated?] after being
together so long-etc. May it please God
to watch over her and keep her in all her
ways. Since your Father died I have always
thought that there was an especially (sic)
providence in your coming to this country
and now I think that there may be the same
kind and loving care ordering all things for
your mutual good. You know him who
hath said I will never leave thee nor
forsake thee casting all your care on him
for he careth for you - I was intending
to write to you about an industry in
Detroit you may have heard me speak
of Edna park she used to be in the [Grange?]
She is two or three years older than you
She went to Grace Hospital in Detroit to
prepare herself for a professional sick nurse
the first year she got 6 dollars per month
this year she has eight and when her
second year expires she will be entitled to
10 or 15 dollars per week she gets a diploma
at the end of that time. You remember
Mrs Young that belongs to our Church she
told me a few weeks since that she had
an invalid sister in Detroit that had
employed a day nurse and also a night
nurse for a long time and that she had
to pay each of them 15 dollars per week
you see the benefit is life long it is almost
as good as being a Dr. and I am told that there
has been quite a scarcity of professional nurses
in Detroit I thought I would tell you this but I
suppose you would prefer being where your sister was
- I believe that all your Birmingham friends
are usually well Mrs Edgar (Ada) was visiting in
the village last Sabbath, Mrs Harriss [Harris?] told
me, with her two weeks old baby her Brother took Sophia
[Stoll?] home the day before she has left Doctor
Campbells it looked as if she was contemplating
matrimony but then I don't know it was only
my guess and that from appearences [appearances?]
Mr Miller was not down Tuesday evening
I suppose he had business in another direction
I should be glad if you would write as soon
as you know how your sister progresses it is
such a long journey for her to undertake alone
but I have no doubt regarding her ability to do
it and I trust that the blessing of God will be
with her

Dear Annie I will close this with
an earnest desire for your present and
eternal welfare

A Jackson