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Title: Willie Weir, Fresno, Cal. to "Dear Cousin" [Weir?], Michigan
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William J/56
SenderWeir, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationworks for the Gas & Electric Light Company
Sender Religionunknown
OriginFresno, California, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906001
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 03:06:99.
Word Count453
NoteN.B. William and Annie were engaged at intervals
Transcript st
Fresno 1/10/89

Dear Cousin
It is with pleasure
I answer your cheerful and
ever welcome letter which I
received yesterday. I was glad
to hear from you & also about
you being well. I was beginning
to think that perhaps you
had left that place or had
went home as girls of your
age is often notionate. I have
got through thrashing I am
working for the Gas & Electric
Light Company now the hours
is not quite so long we work
ten hours per day. I am
getting $60 per month but I
have to pay twenty for
board Dear Annie I think
from your letter you are
pretty near as lonesome
as myself as for them
daughters of eve you had
reference to there is none of
them out here eve never got
as far west here as California
therefore the girls are all
saints or claim to be. I must
return many thanks for your
generous offer and invitation
I wish I was able to take
a trip over there anyhow
although I dont think
there is a great chance
for you being a widow
except you have some old
rich bug in view & intends
to get away with him after
you get his money but one
advice I give you never
marry for riches whatever you
do I may get out of fresno
in the course of 6 or 8 months
& if I do I may go over to
Michigan & give you my ad [torn] [advice?]
on it. I will tell you one
thing I would like to have
if I am not intruding to [too?]
far it is a full size picture
of yourself time makes changes
you know it is two years since
I had the other. I will have
some taken first chance
myself and send you
one. the weather is very fine
here now it is neither hot
nor cold the wheat is pretty
near all hauled now. we
are having a great fair
here this week it will last
four days the town is
crowded with people
I wont get any chance
to get out at all we have
so much work to do at present
and I am a new hand
Well I have not much more
to say at present hoping
that this will find you
enjoying good health
as it leaves me, give
my best regards to
Bella & I want you
to stick up to that
proposition you made
concerning writing for
I am certain there must
have been a letter lost
some how for I was waiting
for an answer for a long
while before I wrote again
I remain Your Sincere
Willie Weir
please write soon