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Title: Lena [?], Michigan, to "Dear Annie"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationasylum attendant
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9905114
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:05:99.
Word Count698
TranscriptPontiac May 23 / 93

Dear Annie
I will try now
to answer your letter received
a short time ago. I was
very glad to hear from you
again, for I had given up all
hopes of it. The last letter I
sent I forgot and only put
a 2 ct [cent?] stamp on so I did not
have any idea it had reached
you, and I did not know
but you were some where here in
America. after that I did not
write again. I am writing this
on hall C. Miss Dodd is night
- watch yet: The hall is quite
comfortable There has been some changes
in the hall, but some of your pals
are here yet, such as Mrs Weiss
Mrs [Root?]. Mrs Shelp, with her, [girls?]
[fine?]. Will you, please kind lady.
Mrs Woodruff. Mrs Heigg [Haig?] died
in a convulsion when Dodd
was on her vacation and
Ray Goodall was in the work
she was stiff and cold when
she found her. Miss Griffth
has charg [charge?] of the hall.
[Tell?] Miss Harrison wanted me
say that she was not married yet
and was disapointed [disappointed?]
to think you was not going to come back
as she wanted you to stand up
with her. No one but herself
and her old man knows when
that will be. We think every little
while they will be married soon
but still they hang off. You ask
how we get along at the Refuge.
It is fine and how often I have
wished you were here now we
do not have to go for a walk
night after night to kill time.
And I have thought how we
could sit and sew and visit
if you were here. I saw [Lena?]
Burr about your money and
gave him your address and he
said he would attend to it.
It will be some time he said
before you would get it. I hope
it will reach you safely. Now
about your machine. I dont know
what to do. no one seems to want
it or at least to give much more
than $10.00 for it and I know you
paid a great deal more than that.
So if you will write and set some
price on it perhaps I may be
able to sell it for you. Maybe
I might sell it to the agent but
I do not know as they would
give much. I found your sissors
[scissors?] and will send them when I
send this letter. I must now
take my lantern and make a
trip around the house. The halls
are all quiet most of the time I
havent had to go for a cup of medicine
in the night for two weeks, or more.
Dr Taylor is away for his health and
Dr Guillot is on the north wing
and we like him very much. Dell
Giddings was asking to night after
you, and Flora Wells said to tell
you you owed her a letter.
She has charge of hall H.
Well I think you must be a
sight if you weigh 27 lbs more
than you did here. I think
there must be some great
attraction there that is holding
you some good Irish man
has caught your heart: but
what of the man in California
Where is Belle now Annie
and Charlie Britten have
left Pontiac. I do not know
where they will go. I think
Annie is in Detroit just at
present: McLuin told me
the other day that Ida Damain
was going to be married soon
to a barber here in Pontiac.
Now Annie I do hope that
you will write again soon
after you get this. Some of the
girls inquire every little while if
I have heard from Annie.
Teddie Walter is married and
lives in that little house down by
the garden. Well I guess I will
close. Thanks for flowers. How is your
mothers health. I wish I could visit you
on your native soil
Ever your loving friend
If you
Dr Taylor
wont get
his shamrock,
all of
to bring

L. [Lena?]