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Title: W. Bell, Camp, to "Annie", [Pontiac, Michigan?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBell, William/34
SenderBell, William
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationday labourer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginMichigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs.Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9905068
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:05:99.
Word Count249
TranscriptAnnie I am in ricept [receipt?]
of your welcome letter
and was glad to hear
from you you are alwas [always?]
sitting up at night as
usaul [usual?] do you feel lonly [lonely?]
since your sister left
I suppose she will have
a nice plesant [pleasant?]time
I suppose you had
a plesant [pleasant?] time in
Deatroit [Detroit?] up in Mrs
Edgar Tom was rejoicing
over his baby
when he kept on the
spree for three weeks
I suppose you bought
that Woman a cradle
it suprised [surprised?] me where I
got the paper and the
note in it to hear that
tom had left his Wife
and Baby. He is a
mean ruffin [ruffian?] for
leaving her in such a shape
She cant help herself
now I was sorry to
hear about it I got
a letter from my Sister
about two weeks ago
some of the Children
was sick (sic) I got a
letter from Mother
also and she was sick
I would like to see [her?
[so?] think it would
be a good thought
for you to go home
and see your Mother
your little brothers and
sisters they would be
all glad to see you
I think I will be down
in a week or ten days
I shal [shall?] go up and see
you I have not much
more to say at present
I will close
with sending my
best regards
so fondly

W Bell

PS you need not write
again I will be