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Title: Incomplete - [W.J. Weir?] Fresno, to "My Dear Annie"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William J/48
SenderWeir, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfireman
Sender Religionunknown
OriginFresno, California, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906164
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 30:06:99.
Word Count474
NoteN.B. William and Annie were engaged at intervals
TranscriptOffice of Secretary
Fresno Volunteer Fire Department

Fresno, Cal [California?]
September 9th, 1890

My Dear Annie

It is with pleasure I take the
uppertunity [opportunity?] of writing to
let you know that I am well at present
hoping that this will find you enjoying
the same blessing I have got something to
tell you that will perhaps Interest you a
little but very like you have heard it
before now. I had two days vacation [last?]
[month?] I had to go to Modesto on a business
trip so as the expenses was very little more
I thought I would go ever to Stockton &
see Bella. I got there at 10 am & got
them to wake her up I tell you she was
surprised to see me we went down town
together to the Antelope Hotel where
she used to stop & stayed there until
after dinner then we went down town &
got a buggy & went out into the country
about 10 or 12 miles for the first 2 or
3 hours she felt as if she was with a
stranger but it amused me to see how she
got over it towards evening & how she got
her speech again we had a jolly old time
the only thing was lacking was your
presence to make it enjoyable I think
Bella is worse than ever she was before
she gave me some pretty hard digs now
and again she wanted to find out a whole
lot of me but some things I let her know
& some I did not I did not feel the very
best in the latter part of the evening
as I had been up the two nights previous
one of them we was up at a fire & the next
I had to wait for the midnight train I
would have liked to have stayed over another
day if you had been there I would have
taken a week regardless of consequences
Bella has a real nice place she seems
to like it very much she can talk in the
praises of California now as good as
anybody. she said she was going to
write that night & tell you a whole
lot about me I told her I did not
care how much she said if she told
the truth I was greatly dissapointed
[disappointed?] in Bella I expected
to meet a steady careworn Lady but
instead of that she is still livelier
than ever I enjoyed the trip very
much meeting with an old friend &
talking of the things of the past
she says she shall never come to
see me but I think she was teasing
me I told her I should never come
to see her again until you come out
or I come with you she left me down
at the depot & treated me in every
respect like a lady ....