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Title: Incomplete: W.J. Weir, Fresno, to Annie Weir, Pontiac
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William J/53
SenderWeir, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationunknown
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.9906162
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 30:06:99.
Word Count563
NoteN.B. William and Annie were engaged at intervals
TranscriptFresno Sept 13 '90
Engine Co No 52

Dear Cousin

It affords me no little
pleasure to sit down to write
to you again in answer to
yours which I recieved [received?]
last Evening & also to know that
that (sic) you were well which is
the greatest of all blessing. I
suppose you [wi--?][torn]
[---?] other letter w[torn]
[---?] [--d?] [not?] [have?] w[torn]
Annie do you think for a moment that I
would have the heart to be carrying
you along & be engaged to another.
I hope to die if I am holding
correspondence with any other lady
on the [top?] of the earth to day
[outside?] of you & your Sister
& I am sure your sister knows what
my intentions are towards you that
is not my style I have went with
[---?] back home & in Liverpool
[----?] [-eave?] as well as I am
[---?] that I would ever....
Dear Annie the tone of your letter
sounded very much like you intended
to come out in the spring I would
very much like if you would come
out before spring and escape that
severe winter there you will just
be as happy & as content out
here & have the pleasure of seeing some
sunshine during winter Bella
likes it much better out here I can
hardly describe how lonely I felt
after I come down from Stockton
I dare say I would feel more so
if you were up there if you do
come out I would like very much
for you to send me a telegram when
you would leave & I would ask for
a leave of absence for a week &
we would have a jolly old time
I had a letter from Bella a few
days ago & she is well also I
did not have any letters from home
yet [Jamey?] Weir is in Liverpool
he is driving a street car there
for over a year I heard he was
trying to save money enough to
bring Maggie J Johnston out to
America that is William Johnstons girl
that was raised in Edward Armstrongs
of Tierwinney he is stopping at the
same place where I stopped when I was
coalheaving I had a letter from my
old landlord some time ago he was telling
me about some of my old chums enquiring
about me the weather here is fine now the
nights is nice and cool to sleep school
has started up again there is a school 1
block & a half from us here we have lots of
company with the scholars going back
and forth they have been trying some
murderers here in the last week one was
tried for shooting his intended because
she went back on him there was ten
witnesses swore they seen him hold her
by the hair with one hand & shoot her
three times when she had fell on her
knees begging for her life they only
sentenced him to penitentiary for life
and [another?] for shooting a man got
aquitted[acquitted?] because the dead man had a
name of being quarrelsome We think that
Jury should get 5 years in Jail themselves
they dont punish for crime here so now
I must conclude hoping to hear from you
soon again I remain as ever your Sincere
W. [William?] J. Weir
To Miss Annie Weir Cal [California?]

please write soon good Bye for the present.