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Title: [Isabella Weir?], Stockton, to "My Dear Sister"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/29(3)
SenderWeir, Isabella (Bell)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
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.9904206
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:04:99.
Word Count477
TranscriptStockton July 25th 1893

My Dear Sister
when we
parted in Detroit some three
years ago it never struck me
that it might be for the rest
of this life I never dreamt of
the possibility of your going [home?]
& settling down so far from me but
changes must come [Stained]
Glad to know you have decided so
well I had a tender spot
in my Heart once for John myself
after I came to Michigan I Betrayed
by writing to him when I was
so lonely with my uncle after
you went to Peters he never
answered it however & so it had
passed altogther from my mind
until I got your letter you did not
tell me hardly anything about
yourself or your marriage or if
Uncle Geo [George?] is with you I
dreamt of you last night and suppose
you must be expecting a letter
from me by this time I had a
really nice letter from Willie after
I wrote to you I suppose my
answer did not suit him as
I have never heard from him since
I feel much better than when
I wrote to you last although
my cough is still far from well
For that reason my husband
sent me up to Stockton where I
think I will get along nicely
it is warm here the thermometer
reached 91 at 3 p.m.
I am very tired of the city if
my husband did not have
steady work there we go to
a warmer climate the home
folks have never sent me a line
nor you have never written
to me a word about them please
write me one long letter you
know all my short comings &
my faults and how careless I
am I rather think there is a
change with you and me since
we sported around on Hall 12
But this life has its trials
we will have to face them
as Soldiers of the Cross Since
I have not been feeling well
I so often wish to be at home
I have no reason for my
husband is just as good to
me as any one of you could be
how is Mother and was she satisfied
to have you marry is Grandma
well tell me how all the
folks are is Uncle Caldwell
alive tell lena I may write
to her sometime the baby
being sick took all my
attention I have never
heard from Mrs Kelly in
a long time I intend to write
to her and Alice very soon
my pen is so poor I wonder
if you will be able to read
this my husband was well
2 days ago when I left the
city now I must close with
best wishes for your future
welfare Your Sister

you may adress [address?] Stockton
as I am likely to remain for at least
a month