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Title: Ruth Ramsey, Nebraska to "Dear Cusen."
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileRamsey, Ruth J/78
SenderRamsey, Ruth J.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationfarmer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginAnsley, Nebraska, USA
Destinationprob. Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co.Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9907071
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:07:99.
Word Count420
TranscriptRuth Ramsey Dec 12 1890
Knoley Custe

Dear cusen [cousin?] i take
my pen in hand to [write?]
you a few lines to let you
know that i am Well
and my famly [family?] air
[are?] well at present land to
hope that this fine
time will find you
and beller [Bella?] the -ame
[same?] I beg for you to for
give me for not riting
[writing?] to you sooner
i have been [uvery?]
this fall and have bee- [been?]
visting [visiting?] and hav
had visters [visitors?] from
Michagan [Michigan?] and i
have been Very busey [busy?]
every day since the [they?]
went home it was my
brother and sister ann
lucos [lucas] and when the
[they?] come i just told them
that we would go and
see cusen [cousin?] dan
fossy [fussy?] folks and if you ever
see david ask him how
he likes cuse [cousin?] dan
you rember [remember?] what he
sed [said?] he supposed that he
was like all the rest
he was all rit [right?] if he
thaut [thought?] you was liberil [liberal?]
with your poket [pocket?] book
has beller [Bella?] come home
yet i understod [understood?] that
she went out thire [there?] to
get marred [married?] i dont see
why she could not
just as stoped [stopped?] had that
down to my house
and then we would
been at the wedding
and then went on her
jurny [journey?] it is very plesent
[pleasant?] hear [here?] now how is it
with you out thir [there?] now
i have not much news
the yonge [young?] pepel [people?] air [are?]
all getting marred [married?] a
round hear [here?] but my
girls air [are?] at home
yet how do you get
along with your
knitting lace now
do you have any nice
patterns now you do
not hear from
southfield now
adays how [the?] bells
is now is he
able to be around
this winter when the [they?]
was hear [here?] the shock
so scornful about
them i did ask much
a bout them if you
was hear [here?] you and i
would have a good
visit but i did not
have a very plesent
[pleasant?] time with them
for the [they?] did not seam
[seem?] to want to tell me any
thing so i let them
keep it to themselvs [themselves?]
but do not tell them
what i rit [wrote?] to you
i must
close rit [write?]
soon and
i will
try and
anser [answer?]
your letter
then [than?] this
one so good
by [bye?] for the
from your frend [friend?] Ruth Ramsey