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Title: Incomplete: [W. Weir?], Fresno, to "Dear Annie"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William J/74
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.9906165
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 30:06:99.
Word Count241
NoteN.B. William and Annie were engaged at intervals
TranscriptFresno Nov 9th 1890
Engine Co No 2
820 K St

My Dear Annie

It is with pleasure
I sit down to answer your ever welcome
letter which I recieved [received?] yesterday
morning & very glad to know that you were well
your letters are like the sunshine after rain
they always come to cheer me in my gloomy
hours I felt lonelier than ever I did before
since I have been here & You will believe me
when I get through I suppose Bella told you
about her getting acquainted with a family
the name of Roberts when she was coming
out here they were from Nebraska the eldest
was a school teacher in Nebraska Bella & her
appear to be great chums they live at Selma
a way Station about 16 miles south of here
Bella had her quarterly vacation & come
down to visit them she dropped me a note
saying that she would be down the next day
as she was going to selma she would stop over
a day & see Fresno. I was some what pleased
at the Idea of having the uppertunity [opportunity?]
of meeting a friend of mine in Fresno but the
time was so short that I did not know how to
work to get off as it was election time & it
was so hard to find a man to take my place
however I drove down to see the chief &
told him I wanted a couple of days off ....