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Title: A. Jackson, Southfield, Mich. to Annie Weir, [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileJackson, Anne/71
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 0SA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906152
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 30:06:99.
Word Count552
June 3d - 92

My dear Annie
I was pleased to get your
Letter as I always am and
should have written sooner but I have
been quite sick and am still very
feeble but improving but your letter
was quite a puzzle to me I thought and
guessed and conjectured until I was
tired I than[then?] concluded that you would
not take any important step without
seeking divine aid. I regret very much that
you did not come over here instead of going
to Orchard lake but should you have
another opportunity I hope you will so
I had a letter from Ruth a few days
since she asked where you were as she had
not heard from you in a long time she
said none of them wrote to her
now not even Dave
She said William had gone to Utah
but did not write to them Lorena she
said was married but she did not know
where she was. dont you think it is
a sad thing for them to live so forgetfull
[forgetful?] of one another - have you heard
of your sister lately and how is she did you
hear from your mother recently and how is
her health I feel very sorry for Mrs
Kelly it seems that it is her lot to be worked
to death I think it would be much nicer
for them to be on their own place but like
some other people they know there[their?] own
buisness[business?] best - how is that Lady that was
keeping her bed when you wrote I am
afraid she would not stay there long
enough to satisfy you girls
Birmingham seems quite void of news
just now there has not been any Deaths for
some time neither have there been any
marriages Edith Hamlin and Mr Bookham
walk round some and it is generally thought
that a match will be the result her folks
think him very nice but they say he had
such a bad wife - Alice said they had
a picture for me at their house but she has
not sent it yet I want to see it very much
for I think it must be one of yourself [?] so
allow me to thank you.
You said in your letter it was perhaps
the last time you should be in that little
Church I cant take it in I cant think
it will be so but where ever you are I pray
God will be your guide and guard that
he will be with at all times your stay
your hope and your trust
I am ashamed of this writing but my
hand trembles so from weakness
I must not forget to tell you that Mrs Young
(Eva Means) is at her Fathers. she has been
very ill and her Husband is in consumption
poor thing her marriage has brought her
nothing but trouble such as I hope you
will never experience for my desire is
that your joys may be as deep as the Ocean
and your sorrows as light as its foam.
We have not been to White lake yet we will
have to feel better before we go I hope
to have more news to send you in my
next will you try and write soon

from A Jackson

with loving regards