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Title: Mrs McLean, Detroit, to "Miss Wear" [Weir?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMrs McLean/30
SenderMrs McClean
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDetroit, Michigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA?
Recipientprob. Annie Weir
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9905048
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:05:99.
Word Count606
Transcript5 Dazelle [street?]
Miss Wear [Weir?],
June 7th 1891

Dear friend I received your
letter the other day was glad to
hear of you [beign] [being?] so well
For I am hardly able to get wind the Grip
almost killed me I never have
been stronger and I am
trying to get my house cleaning
done but it is a everlasting job
when you aint well (sic) and strong
first I had to wait to [keep?] Mary
off then I have to wait for the [--?]
paper hangers and now it is
Saturday morning and such
a [muss?] as I am into a paper and
Plaster all over and of course
I have his Brother in law here
and his Mother of course she
is a little help washing dishes
but that is all to [too?] has has the
grip and came here for a little
change I told her it was a great
change house cleaning But I will
have to make the best of it.
Mary went to Chicago 26th May
I have had one letter from her she
got a terrible cold going it was so
cold on the cars and the cold settled
in her eye she was pretty sick when
she wrote now I dont want you and
Miss Harrison to come in to (sic) Mary
comes back for you could not
enjoy yourself without her you
know I have such [------?] me
I never have time to go out just
think I have not been to my Brothers
since New Years you may know how
I have to stay home I will tell you
when I write again then Mary will
be back. [What?] about the Old country
trip James was up yesterday he
says for me to tell you to be sure and
change your friends mind about
going this summer and yous [you?] can
all go next summer tell him the [they?]
will have the money saved
them Oh I think it would be so
nice for two couple [couples?] to go together
yous [you?] would have such a jolley [jolly?]
time and James says it is so stormy so far
this summer it would not be plesent [pleasant?]
at all for yous [you?] wait now as when Mary
comes Home I want you and Miss Harrison to
come in for a visit we will try and
make it plesenter [more pleasant?] for yous
[you?] than before we have more room now
My how terrible cold it keeps [stained]
so stormy I am afraid it is not
going to be a very plesent [pleasant?] summer
Well Maggie had Quite a time on her
Birthday she was her Uncle James gave
her a lovely ring it will fit her to she is
Hand she got lots of other things but
the rest of her Uncles forgot her I
should think Bellie would be cold
just now James says he will
have some pictures soon he has been
very busey [busy?] where he works and he has
only a little time he bought some [lots?]
I think four (sic) and it takes his time up
so seeing after them I suppose you and
him and Mary will be building a grand
mansion and settling there when you
come back from Ireland [stained] [I?]
[wish?] [at?] her picture [stained] all
right Mary was just gone a few days but I
will take care of it to thank her for it
and I will have her and you to [too?] I'll
give you one when I get some taken. Remember
me to Miss Harrison
and write soon please excuse this hurried
[scross?] I remain your friend ever
Mrs McLean