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Title: M.E. Ling, Detroit, to Annie Weir, Pontiac, Michigan.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Fileling, m. e/2
SenderLing, M.E.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhouse help
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDetroit, Michigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9904196
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:04:99.
Word Count418
TranscriptMiss Annie Weir
E.M Asylum
Hall 12 Mich [Michigan?]


Jan 16th 1890.

Dear Friend
I at last take the pleasure
of writing to you I received your letter
the evening before you intended to come in
the City I am not at the place I was
on Hillis Ave. they think they can do
their own work now for he is out of work
and they could not afford to pay
a girl so I got a place as soon as
she told me she didn't need me any
more. I am now at 63 Tuscola St.
the 2nd house from the Crawford St.
cars. The lady is sick in bed has a
baby. I get $2.50 a week here and
I have to have dinner at 12. o clock.
So I could not meet you on the noon
train and you didnt say in your
letter what time you were going back
in the evening if it was the 5 o clock
or the 9 o clock so I didnt go down.
Why dont Belle write (sic). I have written
two letters to Belle that she has never
answered, if she will write and send
me her photo, I will in return send her
one of mine for I am going down town
to get them tomorrow. I was to get
them the 27 of Dec. but I couldnt get
away to go for them. I received a
large bottle of perfume from Mrs Paull
for Christmas that was all I got Christmas
I have been home for a week sick I
just came back again yesterday do
you have the influenza in the Asylum
have you heard from Will [Batt?]
lately how is he getting along I guess
John Thompson and Jim Young
dont like the cold weather up
in the woods I guess it is not
as cold there as it is other winters
The folks at home have all had
the influenza but the all able to
be about now (sic) Marians husband
is working on the Michigan Ave Street
car as car driver, some days he is
on as conductor but he has to be on
the car at 5 o clock in the morning
he stays at his work good for (sic)
he has been there about 3 months
now and I guess when he is on
another month he will be conductor
I can think of no more news
at this time write soon and tell
Belle to write
Yours Truly

M. E Ling

63 Tuscola St
Mich [Michigan?]

it is 9.30 o clock now time to go to bed