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Title: Mrs McLean, Detroit to "Dear Friend Annie", [?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileMrs McLean/23
SenderMrs McClean
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDetroit, Michigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT39 0SA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9905033
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:05:99.
Word Count482
Transcriptth Detroit June 19 1893

Dear Friend Annie
This is Sunday again and you
are I suppose in Mid Ocean this
time last sunday evening we
were having a loud time Pa is
so lonesome he has gone to bed
it is very lonesome without you
Maggie and I were to church this
morning but it has been such
heavy showers we are afraid
of beign[being?] caught in it well Annie
I had to go to bed all day after
I got home that day I run so
hard for Marys coats now what
kind of a time did yous have on
your trip to New York did you
mash any or did James get off
the handle and what time did
you's get there we said Thursday
morning you's must be good and
tired just then Pa said I would
give anything just now to see
Annie if he was not lonesome
no one ever was he says I have no
one to poke at me at the table he says
I wonder if she will ever come to
stay a little while again what a
good time we had I have seen
Tomie but not to speak to him
John says what a time he will
have primping up to have his picture
taken for you I beleive[believe?] I shall never
forget the ice cream and cake
Maggie says it is like a dead
house she just kept from crying
and that was all how we all missed
you of course the rest we miss to[too?] but
it is a rest from Mary's fussing and
Packing will you ever forget it
Now Annie dont fall in love
with that [widow?] of yours and
never come back to us again
how did the Rubbers fit and
caps on ship board did you's
get in the hole with the Engineer
or Fireman or did yous
make those grand mashes
I hope you found your Ma
and all the rest of the family
well did you surprise them
and steal a march on them
Tell me how everything went
off I suppose you will be safe
and sound when you get this
were yous sea sick at all was
James or how did you's get along
did you's eat with Gentlemen
Oh dear I suppose Tomie thinks
it is a year [to?][Annie?] comes back
his life has been lonely long enough
poor old thing how he must suffer
well Pa is gone to work and it
looks like rain I have no new
news yet for I have not seen any
one I wrote to Miss Harrison I told you
started soon after she was here now
write soon and excuse this scribble
I have not done much to my
dress for I have been so sick I
had the washing and ironing to
do I gess [guess?] I will have it ready
for 12 July
Mrs McLean
5 Dazelle St