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Title: Bell [Weir?], Stockton, to Annie Weir, [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/86
SenderWeir, Isabella (Bell)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunemployed
Sender ReligionEpiscopalian
OriginStockton, California, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9905014
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:05:99.
Word Count445
TranscriptStockton Dec 28th 1890

Dear Sister
I send you
these few lines in answer
to yours which I recieved [received?]
yesterday I was glad to know
you was well as this leaves
me in just now things are
very dull here now the weather
is dark & foggy & quite cold
So poor old Aunty Mead is
dead and Grandma Mead
is still in the land of the
living what excitement
Changes you are having
there I wish I could see you
all for a short time I sometime
regret leaving there But it is
only momentarily I am out
of the Asylum now for a short
The (sic) Seems to have become
involved in Debt & had
to dispense with some of their
Help me and two others But
I have a promise of a position
in the Spring I will apply
at Napa which is another
Large Asylum I dont know
if Mr Kimball has written
to [L----?] anything of it you
med nut [might not?] say aught about
it I had a letter from
Mr Andrews which I answered
just as if I was still there
he asked to help to procure
a position there and one
from Mr Wood For the same
purpose you tell him
From me he is much better
off where he is than he would
be by coming here There is
Green Fields far away
I will write to him myself
I would marry him in a
minute But he would be
disappointed if he came here
to make more money every thing
is so high never mind if the
General [Qusta?] Comes here
They will regret it there is
no gold for the picking up
That I knew before I came
here Qualifications is not
the main object it is money
& influence you spoke of
Mothers Being very Sick I
had a letter from there
they said she was tolerably
well now and promised to
send me a paper I did not
say anything about going
home to them and have not
thought much of it myself
I had no letter from Willie
in Sometime I Sent him
a Small pin at Xmas
Cost me four doll [dollars?]
he has not written since tell
Mr Wood to address his
letter to Stockton P.O. But
dont say anything about
my being out of the Asylum
it may be only for a few
months and is not worth
while mentioning I leave
it to you to keep him there
as long as you can I am
in Comfortable Circumstances
for the present take good
care of yourself until I see
you my sister my love my all
Your Sister Bell