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Title: [Isabella Weir?] Stocton to Annie Weir, [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/77
SenderWeir, Isabella (Bell)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationasylum attendant
Sender ReligionEpiscopalian
OriginStockton, California, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9906086
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:06:99.
Word Count484
TranscriptStockton Nov 30th 1890

Dear Sister
I received your
letter a few days ago was very
pleased to hear From you and
interested with all you told
me I am real sorry to know
Mrs Shulty is Back give her
my regards The Dr must be
Highly pleased with his
new Bride She is not a
young one I am glad to
know you Heard from
home and that They are
all well I have a Bad Cold
just now nothing serious
I did get Mr Wood (sic) picture
he looks very natural But I think
it Flatters him Some Willie
Sent me one of his in his uniform
There is a vast difference in
the looks of each I have been
to see Willie he made a very
pleasant time For me you
could not do Better Than
link your life to his his morals
as Far as I can See of Them
Is different From The other
Weirs and in Fact From
most other men I have known
he is Both kind and Considerate
Seems to have good Common Sense
Sound Judgement and able to
make money does not indulge
in Liquor and nor Foolish
Conversation he seems to Think
Highly of you and looks Forward
to your Coming out In The Spring
But If as he tells me He is
unwilling to Settle down in This
StateI think it is by Far The
wisest plan For you to have him go
Back There if he wants you
have you given up [with?] Bill
I hardly know what to write
to Mr Wood I am afraid he
will not like it if he comes out
here the General will outdo
herself if she leaves her place
to Come out here But do not
do not [undeceive?] her She
thinks She knows more Than
Common people I tell you is
is (sic) a Hard matter to get a
position here people wait
round For years and dont
get a position it is ruled
more by influence Than merit
I have not Seen Mr Kimball in
Some time when I was talking
with him he Said he was Sole
watchman For 17 Hundred I like
The other nightwatch very much
But he is married to a woman
old enough to be his mother
I like a Black Dress Because it
is the most serviceable I dont
know about Shoes you might
Get them too large I am going
to get along with what I have
until The Spring By the way
did I tell you that I am trying
to make a conquest on a
Handsome Irishman that
Boards at the Hotel of my
Friend I am going to try and
get me his picture he looks
very much like Joey Bastin
Send me all the news and
write soon I must Close
Hoping this will Find you
Well attend the episcopal
Church regularly yourself Bel
[Isabella Weir?]