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Title: Mary Brigg, Royal Oak, To "Dear Friend Annie".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBrigg, Mary/91
SenderBrigg, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginRoyal Oak, California?, 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.9905104
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:05:99.
Word Count354
TranscriptRoyal Oak No 30 1891

Dear friend Annie,
I will now
try to write you a few
lines in ancer [answer?] to your
kind and wellcome [welcome?] letter
that i received so long
ago and allso [also?] to thank
you for mother she got
her coat all write [alright?] and
fits her she thinks that
it is good to ware [wear?]
around the yard and
care in [carrying?] wood so she is
going to keep it to go
out with I wish that
you had sent the outher [other?]
one that you spoke about
that is if [be it?] is no
use to you but if
you come down to see
mother you mite [might?] bring
it along as i could
make use of it Mother
will be glad to see
you any time that
you can come she is
not fealing [feeling?] well now
but she has four men
to cook for and it
keeps her [busy?] all the
time thay [they?]
exspicket [expected?] to stay heare [here?]
all winter if nothing
hapens [happens?] wee [we?] are all well
so far excpet [except?] for colds
diptheare [diptheria?] has been bad
around heare [here?] sum [some?] has [have?]
died Wille [Willie?] Ellwoods little
girl has daid [died?] and May
and the baby has [have?]
been very sick with
it but are getting beather [better?]
i am glad to hare [hear?] that
Bella is happy i wish that
i could say that i was
O Annie you have no trouble
now to compare with
the tryils [trials?] of a
marrad [married?] life men all
make such fine promess [promise?]
before thay [they?] are marred
[married?] but after
they get a wife she may
carey [carry?] her one [own?] lode
[load?] well Annie i think that i will
have to close as i dont
know of any thing more to
write to night so will
say goodby [goodbye?] with love
to you from all write
soon and come when you can
[stained] and see your old
friends and make up
your mind to be an
old mad [maid?] bether [better?] than
a [soring?] wife [avi e?] from
your friend
Mary Briggs