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Title: A. M. [Faul?], Chicago, to Annie Weir
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileFaul, A. M/39
SenderFaul, A.M.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginChicago, Illinois, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9905109
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:05:99.
Word Count453
Transcript[letter heading]

Hardwood Lumber, Mahogany & Veneers.
Office & Yard 22nd & Jefferson St.
Lumber drying a Speciality.

Telephone No.9160

Tom sends
Annie a kiss Chicago Sept 8th 1889
98 South Green Street
Chicago Ill [Illinois?]

Dear Annie
You will think I am a poor dependence
but I am just as unsettled as ever
I am here in Chicago keeping house all alone, Will
was out of work for nearly one month when he
through some friends in the 2nd baptist church got a
possition [position?] to go 365 miles south of here
to a place called Cairo in the southern part of
Ill [Illinois?] he gets [$15?] a week for to start
with on the promise of more if he suits them he is
gone 3 weeks tomorrow morning & I am alone with my
babies It is kind of lonesome without Will but it
is best to wait a little while & make sure his
position is permanent before going to the expense
of moveing [moving?] although the way we live now
paying a high rent in the city it takes almost all
he makes to keep us & get enough ahead to
move Dear friend you dont know how much
I missed you & I would have written before but
I lost your letter & did not know how to address you
I wrote to Mrs Jackson & asked
her for it but received no reply
I wonder why she did not write
Maybe she thought I was slow
in writting [writing?] I hope no one has
tried to prejudice her against
me for I would be sorry to lose her
friendship I will write to her
again in a day or so. How do
you like the asylum I hope
better than at first if you ask
God to help & sustain you [through?]
your many trials he will do it
Dear Annie you cannot
conceive how God has answered
my Prayers I have seen it so often
you know we have my brother-in-law
Peter here & he was getting
my husband off to gamble again
but you see God has brought it
about that we go by ourselves
away from him. I want to keep
all evil influences away from
my boys as much as I can & Heaven
helping me bring them up in a
right way haveing [having?] their example
in their parents. The children
are growing big baby can walk
all over pushing a chair & is as
pretty as can be I wish you
could see them I must close
hoping this will find you I
cannot move for two week [weeks?] at
the earliest if you write soon I shall
get it & will reply at once
Give my love to belle & Mrs Jackson
& all the other friends when you see them
& believe me ever your true friend
A M Faul