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Title: A. Jackson, Southfield, to Annie Weir, Michigan
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileJackson, Anne/46
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.9906115
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:06:99.
Word Count598
Sep 8
Miss Annie Weir,

Pontiac Mich
Sep 8
8 AM

Southfield Sunday Morning

My dear Annie

I hope these few lines will find you
well both in body and mind for I know
how apt you are to be disturbed by the latter.
did you get to church last Sabbath the
minister from [Mt.?] Clemens preached a very
good sermon here but I had much rather
hear Mr Miller but we can't always have [our?]
our own way or I should have been at
covenant meeting yesterday I don't know
when I had such a strong desire to be there
but we had [thrashers?] and it was nearly
Sun down when they got through so that
I could not possibly go far although Ida
is a good willing girl, we had 17 for
supper, she could not do everything so
I thought my duty was to stay at home
have you heard from your Sister
since I saw you I very often think
about her the ways of providence are so
mysterious that as they unfold to our view we
are often led to think more deeply and seriously
about the dealings of God with us -
When I saw you I did not think of telling you
about that friend of your Uncle Roberts
(Charlie [Gershaw?]) who was killed by a
runaway team his head was broken in and his
neck was broken we went to Detroit the next
day and the same Engine that frightened
his team was in the road but the men that
had it in charge stopped and took hold of
our horse and led him by and as we came
back we met the people that had been to the
funeral Robert and Elizabeth were there
when you write please say if Mrs Kelly is any
better I feel quite concerned about her, to me
she looks so unfit for work and she has so
much of it to do please tell her the kittens
are doing nicely - there is quite a fuss at the
Cheese factory (Beddos) about people
skining skiming [skimming?] their milk
before taking it there Mr A Bells
among the number but there are some others
as well - I wish I could always think of your
sister Janes idea of trust and worry.
I am sure it would save many an anxious thought
You asked me did I hear anything more
from Mary I don't hear from her but they
write to Mr Cooks folks they say that Mike
had been sick and had also lost one or two
horses I feel sorry for them but the God of
this world hath blinded their eyes and oh
the mistake they are making in not seeking
first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness
for their is the promise that all
needed good will be added - but I feel more
anxious to hear from Mrs McFaul and still
have no expectation of doing so-you will
remember Mr Sherard the [Bap?] [Baptist?] minister
I am told that he and his wife have separated
I don't know where either of them are but
can judge of the cause of their separation
You will remember Mary M'Cracken [Mccracken?]
daughter of the Covenanter Minister
She married a young man named [McCann?]
and he died I saw by the paper that she intends
going as a missionary to Syria very soon

Dear Annie I must close this hoping to
hear from you soon what are the names of
the people from near your home and
where do they live
and now I must say Good bye
and God bless you
Your friend A. Jackson