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Title: Incomplete: [?] California To "Dear Sister"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/4(2)
SenderWeir, Isabella (Bell)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationasylum attendant
Sender ReligionEpiscopalian
OriginStockton, California, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained By Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906122
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:06:99.
Word Count523

Corner of Market and Sacramento Streets.
Nearest to the S.P.R.R. Depot.

Mrs. E. SMALL, Proprietor.
Stockton, Cal., [California?] January 13th 1891.

Dear Sister

I recieved [received?] your letter
today was more than pleased to hear From
you your news cheers me as it is little
I can give in return. I am well in health
& glad to know you are the Same
I am Surprised to hear the
Colonel spoke of me he has not
Been written to I do not Think
as I did not in writing to [Papa?]
mention any names of places
I want you to go to Mr Stephens
and get me a Church letter he
may not possibly remember me
but refer him to Mr Pound.
Mrs Richmond you know I attended
there nearly constantly I would like to
unite with The Episcopal here and
have seen The Rector his name is
Mr Lemon Mr Stephens may
remember him he was two years in Detroit
& preached a few Sundays
in Pontiac he said I did not need
a letter But I would much
rather you would get me one if
you possibly could without
too much trouble I am pleased
with the opinion Dr. Pepper has
of me I had ans [answered?] their letter
From Miss McCrory she is
entirely reconciled to her lot
I had a letter From Mr Andrews
he is not in quite such a hurray [hurry?]
out as he was at First I wrote Mr Wood
The truth he can like or not I wish
he was out here and liked
it I would give up asylum
life if he wanted me but I
will never ask him to Come
as he might not like it I
had no letter from Willie
in Some time he has been
Sick with Typhoid Fever
I never should have sent
him a present if I had not
went down and put him
to so much expense I hated
not to make Some return I had
no letter From home it worries
me a good deal But I suppose
it is hardly time yet it
is very dull here now work
& money is Both hard to be
got There is a (sic) Apple white
frost in The morning
But it goes away when
The Sun rises I am at the Hotel
with that Lady Friend of mine I am
Certain Miss Ruddock, Miss Kimball are
Both Better off where They are Than here
There is more Irish here than There is in
Ireland [Chinaman?] Liquor [ruins?] Cala
people are Selfish & deceitful There is
So many crowding in here all the
time it makes it very difficult
For Them all to Find employment
There is a new Asylum Started in
Building Besides The one at Stockton
& [Napa?] & one at a place The [they?] Call
Agnew The State of Illinois is years
ahead of This in every way There
is So Few look out here [For?] a home
The Board & So exist when The [they?]
get work when The [they?] do not Starve
I tell you There is lots of poor people
even here where the yellow Gold
Seems So plenty I had [Several?]
offers of work one 25 Doll [Dollars?]
I Suppose ....