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Title: Mary B., Royal Oak to [Annie Weir?], [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBrigg, Mary/77
SenderBrigg, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginRoyal Oak, California?, USA
Destinationprob. Pontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9906083
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:06:99.
Word Count434
TranscriptRoyal Oak oct 19

Dear friend Annie
i [I?] am ashamed
to think that i [I?] have
not ancerd [answered?] your kind
letter that i [I?] receved [received?]
so long ago but i [I?] hope
to be forgaven [forgiven?] i [I?] have
thought of you all the
time and thought that
i [I?] would write for chure [sure?]
on sunday and sum thing [something?]
seemed to hinder me every
time it has been such
hot weather and i [I?] have
been so beasey [busy?] between
sickens [sickness?] and tending to
babys [babies?] that i [I?] dont get
time for much ells [else?]
i [I?] have a nice blick [black?]
eyed lettle [little?] baby girl
she will be three mounths [months?]
old the 26 of this
mounth [month?] i [I?] call her
Marie Jan [Mary Jane?] after her tow
[two?] godmothers May is a wild roump
[romp?] she taks [takes?] more car
[care?] than the baby well Annie
Mother has not moved
yet and not move this
winter and if she can
stay heare [here?] untill [until?] spring
thay [they?] will be able to
make a good pament [payment?]
on the place that thay [they?]
bouth [bought?] and thay [they?] will
move thar [there?] mother has
been very pooley [poorly?] all
summer but she has
had to work very hard
she has had 4 and 5
man [men?] to bord [board?] all
the time since the spring
she would of been glad
to of seen you if you
had come to see her she
wishes that she had that
warm coat that you ware [were?]
going to give her now when
it is so cold you could
send it if you could
not com [come?] down well
Annie i [I?] hope that Ball
[Bell?] had marred [married?]
well i [I?] hard [heard?] that
you and Willey Bell
is going to be marred [married?]
this fall is it true
well Annie you wanted
one of Franks pictures
but he has not had any
taken so long that i [I?]
have not got one but
if all is well this
winter wee [we?] will have
sum [some?] taken and then i
[I?] will think of you i [I?]
dont know as i [I?] (sic)
have any more to write this time
so will close as it is
getin [getting?] late Mother and Andrew
send ther [their?] kind love to
you and hope to see you
soon write soon and let
us know how you are
and send all our love and
best wishes to Bella when
you write to her so goodby
with love write soon
your freind [friend?] Mary B