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Title: Ruth J. Ramsey, Custer County, Nebraska, to "My dear cusins Anna"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRamsey, Ruth J/34
SenderRamsey, Ruth J.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAnsley, Nebraska, USA
Destinationprob. Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9905077
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:05:99.
Word Count504
TranscriptDec 5 1886
Ruth J Ramsey
Custer county

My dear cusins [cousin?] Anna
i [I?] thout [thought?] that i [I?] would rit
[write?] anser [answer?] to your letter that
i [I?] reseved [received?] of you some time
a go [ago?] and i [I?] was pleased
to hear you was [were?] well
and that you was to Mrs
Jacksons yet and i [I?] hope
you and my old frend [friend?]
will live in happness [happiness?]
to gither [gather?] a long time
& dear anna i [I?] am so
ashamed of my sisters
conduck [conduct?] towards you
and your sister that ido [I do?]
not know what to say
abaut [about?] it but i [I?] think
the best thing is to
let her a lone [alone?] and [she?]
will hang herself by
and by i [I?] think that
she had no bisness [business?]
to rit [write?] and sutch [such?] a
letter to your poor mother
in her trubles [troubles?] never
mind she rot [wrote?] to me the
other day and she sed [said?] that
she was not long for
this world wheir [where?] do you
suppos [suppose?] she is a go ing [going?]
to i [I?] do not know what
to make of it i [I?] was
very much supprised [surprised?]
when i [I?] you sead [said?] that
(sic) magge [Maggie?] was gone from Mr
Virtue i [I?] winder [wonder?] if
she got my letter
befor [before?] she left thir [there?]
she rot [wrote?] to me and i [I?]
anserd [answered?] her letter but
i [I?] did not know that
she was gon [gone?] away to
you told me in your letter
i [I?] would to know why
she did not slay (sic) stay
i [I?] under stoud [understood?] that she
starved the duets (sic) and
fed her self but libby
named named her name
to me in her letter but
[never?] mind day has thir [their?]
day and so will she have
hers do you ever see magge [Maggie?]
if you do tell her to rit [write?]
to me agne [again?] and i [I?] will
and ansere [answer?] tell beller [Bella?]
to rit [write?] to me tell her
that i [I?] think of her
of ten [often?] but idonot [I do not?]
know wher [where?] to rit [write?] to
her you must rit [write?] to
me often i [I?] like to hear
how you get along
the girls sends thir [their?]
love to you and the [they?]
say that the [they?] would like
to see you both it has
been cold hear [here?] for sum [some?]
time now but to day
it is plesant [pleasant?] i [I?] must
bring my letter to a close
for this time so good
by [bye?] from your old
frend [friend?] Ruth J Ramsey

O my anna i [I?] would
like to see you very
much but we air [are?] far
apart now you must
come and see me sum time [sometime?]
do stay where you
as long (sic) as you can agree

hear [here?] is sume [some?] cards
for crismes [christmas?] presents
from the girls
and boys