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Title: Mary Lavage, Chicago to "Dear Friend".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSavage, Mary/34
SenderSavage, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDetroit, Michigan, USA
Destinationprob. Pontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9905102
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:05:99.
Word Count567
TranscriptMiss Weir

Dear Friend
I just now received
your letter and was glad to
hear you were all well Lizzie
forwarded it to me, I have not
had a sick day since I came
here only coming on the train
it was very cold and the electric
or cable cars goes so quick I
caught cold in my eyes but
since then I cant explain how
well I feel, But I have to wear
dark glasses all the time to keep
the brightness from my eyes
I think its a great help to my
headaches the glasses I have
never had a headache since
the week I came Miss Weir
put your friend off untill [until?]
next summer, We will
have a great time going
home How I do wish Miss
Harrison and you were
here I often speak about
you both; the north of
Ireland are all here I never
had such a good time in
my life and never felt so
well I just have a good time
I will keep you and Miss Harrison
laughing one weak [week?] when I
go home Maggie May says
when Lizzie wrote Ma; Ma
ask aunt Mary when will
she be home to take her to
Pontiac the little soul she
is anxiously waiting to see
Miss Harrison.
And Miss Weir Now if you
get married and dont write
me Miss Harrison and I will
[shiveree?] you, I cant exactly tell
when I will be home I am
invited to so many places here
My cousin and her husband
came after me yesterday in
a carriage we drove through
Washington Park Its a
beautiful place and South
Park too; Chicago is a grand
place such handsome parks
I was invited to Burlington
Park to a picnic on Sunday
but would not go on Sunday
There were 7 coaches went to
it on the lake shore road I
was invited to one on the
12th of July out in Burlington
Park the trams runs (sic) every
half hour I want to get home
before that, There are several
young men here from Belfast
old acquaintances one is a
Dr. a graduate of Dublin college
he is bound to change my name
But I never will, Well it is very
warm these few days I can
hardly write I wrote to Miss
Harrison last week My cousin
is a great tease so I could hardly
write I hope she will make it
out James [stained] will have to
go out to Pontiac when I go
for a trip so you can get a
good laugh again, There is
a lady here says if you were dying
he would make you lagh [laugh?] [Irish?]
sure remember me to all enquiring
friends Also Miss Harrison love to all
and to yourself write soon from
your friend Mary
Remember me to Miss
Best tell her I will
get some more pictures
and send her and
you one I hope your
patients are feeling more comfortable
and Miss Harrison sure
two gentlemen is going to give
you and her a great drive through
direct to
Mary Savage
69th and Paulina Sts
Ill [Illinois?]

Please write soon
I will be home as
soon as I can so
Lizzie and Maggie
will get away
and us all (sic)
write soon

Please excuse all
mistakes hoping
you will make this
scribble off (sic)
write soon