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Title: Willie J. Weir, California., to Annie Weir, Michigan.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William J/1
SenderWeir, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationshop assistant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginFresno, California, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co.Fermanagh, BT39 0SA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9905032
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:05:99.
Word Count461
NoteN.B. William and Annie were engaged at intervals
TranscriptFresno City

Jan 10 1890

Dear Cousin
I once more take
the uppertunity [opportunity?] of answering
your kind & welcome letter
which I recieved [received?] some time
ago & glad to find that
you were well hoping that
this will find you enjoying
the same blessing
Thanking you very much
for your nice welcome present
I must say that it is
very kind of you to remember
me so much. I had been
thinking of what I would
send you for a long time
but I did not have any
uppertunity [opportunity?] of
going down as I am working on the
day shift this month
however I selected a
handkerchief [hankerchief?]
I dont know whether
it will suit your taste
or not you say you think
Bella will come to Cala [California?]
next summer & you will
be left in the cold but I
dont want you to think
so I would only be glad to
see you come out here
if you think of coming
why come to fresno &
see your old friend Willie
& you will see if we dont
have a jolly old time
hoping that you will
excuse me for not writing
sooner but I have been
trying to write for the
last two weeks but I dont
leave off work until 6 pm
& then I have the books
to straighten up as I have
to keep account of every
thing I sell. I take in
from $40 to $60 per day for
Coke alone but it will
slack up a a (sic) little after
the days gets long
I had a letter from
home on 7th inst.
I dare say you knew Tom
Simpson of Kilsmallin
[Killsmullan?] he was out
here in the US for three
years & he went home & got
married to an old school girl
of mine Lizzie Jones &
he has absconded to America
& left her that is just
about as much as I expected
of him I used to be in the
same class with him in
in (sic) Sunday School I did
not think very much of
him my fathers folks
had a letter from my brother
in Australia he expects
them to go out this next
Summer my Father wants
me to go home in the
summer but I dont
know as I can go I am
doing very well now so I
think I had better stay with
it for a while anyhow
if I only had some body
to keep me company
in my lonely hours I
would be all right. So
I must conclud [conclude?] by
sending my love &
best regards to yourself
& Bella hoping to
hear from you soon
Good Bye for
a while W J Weir.
to Miss Annie Weir
Mich. [Michigan?]

excuse this scribble
as I am in a hury [hurry?]