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Title: Annie [?], Birmingham to "Dear Sister"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileJackson, Anne/37
SenderJackson, Anne
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionPresbyterian Or Baptist
OriginBirmingham, Alabama?, USA
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9904190
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:04:99.
Word Count653
Dec 20th 86

Dear Sister
I only received your
letter to day But I was very glad
of it then I do not think I will
pay for the Machine this month
unless I have to but I am glad
to have the money anyhow I hope you
did not inconvenience yourself any
if you did I would lose half my
pleasure it is so near Christmas
I have not much time to do any
sewing or to practice on the Machine
I know I shall like it it is one of
the very best kind and if you
go a housekeeping before I do you
shall have it as a Wedding
present or if neither of us do I can
take it to pieces and pack it in a box
and take it home with us when you get
a new dress let me know and I will
see if I cannot make it for you
The Ladies aid society were last
Wednesday and I had all the cooking
so nice you dont know how important
I feel I had such a jolly time the
biscuits were lovely every one praised
them so I could scarce wait on
the table and one woman came to me
Sunday to know how I made them
she said her husband had never
eat [eaten?] anything so good but perhaps
this will not interest you much
and the women were all so busy
sewing Caleb wiped the dishes for me
[Knox?] Mulligan came in one evening in a
hurry he is such a mischief. Is supper
ready he says I asked him if he was going
sparking so he told them all at supper
time about me asking him he said he
was going to tell me he was going sparking
right here only he was afraid I would blush
We can sing some pieces together now
pretty well I had a letter from home I
am sorry they did not get that parcel
you sent mother I wrote after you
sent it I mentioned you sending
something I did not say what it
was I hope she will get the money
all right but if you registered that
I dont see how it can be lost I am
glad you enjoyed that lecture so
much I have not heard any of them
this year never mind I will enjoy
myself in the future I have not heard
from Billy Weir in some time he
must have had an accident or is moved
away somewhere else. There is great
talk about Xmas [Christmas?] I do not know
whether I shall go to the tree or not
Robert is building a hay barn him
nor [lib?] has not looked near me
same as usual I intend to go
over to Johnston's some day soon Why
did you not have some photos I suppose
Andy will think you are not going to
ever give him one I will make that all
right with Caleb about the money I wish
we could send Grandma something
you know she was very good when we
came away I will go up to Bgham [Birmingham?]
to morrow if all is well and see what
I can buy for a present for Mrs Jackson
I have been asked to go to so many
places I do not know if I shall have
all visits before spring is on no sign
of a Wedding here yet nor is not likely
to be my patience is near all gone
I wish I could send you the letter from
home you will see some news maybe
I shall not write sooner nor Saturday
to Mother you let me know as soon as
you can if you heard anything from
there or if they got the things all right
Goodbye Annie

This is Thursday Evening I did not get
up yesterday it snowed i shall get it mailed
to night.