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Title: Willie Weir, California To "My Dear Annie".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William J/64
SenderWeir, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationruns some sort of farming business
Sender Religionunknown
OriginFresno, California, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906057
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:06:99.
Word Count432
NoteN.B. William and Annie were engaged at intervals
TranscriptFresno [May?] 4th 1892

My Dear Annie
Just a few lines to let
you know that I am well
at present hoping that this
will find you enjoying good
health, now I hope you will
excuse me for not writing sooner.
but I think you will excuse
me under the circumstances
I think you will. I forget whether
I told you that I bought Anderson
out the work was at a standstill
for two weeks therefore I had to
get in & rustle I had to get him
men to do the hoeing, I have been
laid up with the Grippe or
something very like it for the
past week I have just got
around again I think I got
it from a cold. I was breaking
a horse and got warm I did not
take proper care of my self. I
suppose you will be surprised
to hear of my Sister Ellen
being out in the states she
came with the simpson
girls of [Kelsmallin?] she has got
a job with a Lady in New Jersey
she likes this country well
I guess I have all I can [manage?]
for this year we have a very
heavy rain something unusual for
May in this country. I suppose
you seen about the earthquakes
we had in California this is getting
to be a notable place. I hope you
wont be thinking anything serious
has happened I had been thinking
of you many a time & I knew you
would be wondering what had become
of me but I have not forgot you yet
let me know when you write
if you have any further
accounts of your home trip
my home is turning out to be very desolate
now it appears that all that was
Cared for is gone I have about
half a dozen letters to write something
I never neglected in my life but it
was impossible for me to write
under the circumstances & I will have
a couple of weeks busy work yet
I have got the vines all to sulphur
yet. I am figuring on going in
the harvest field for 5 or 6 weeks
after I get the work all done up
I want to try to make my [expense?]
as light as possible I want to
try & make all I can this year
as probably I may take a vacation
next year well I have not
much more to say at present
hoping to hear from you
soon again is the wish of
your loving & affectionate
Willie I remain as ever
good bye for the present