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Title: [?], Michigan to "Mrs Weir"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSavage, Mary/13
SenderSavage, Mary
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDetroit, Michigan, USA
Destinationprob. Pontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9905116
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:05:99.
Word Count711
TranscriptAddress 195 15th st
Detroit Mich [Michigan?]
Detroit Mich

1895 April 25th

[Mrs?] Weir
Dear friend
Annie at last we have heard
from you. We have had a terrible
spell of sickness all winter, of course
I am always complaining. But
Pa was almost dead twice [torn]
And waiting on him Lizzie caught
cold & took la: gripe [grippe?] &
Marguerite she had an attack of
sickness too John & wife & family
are all well at present since you
were here they have got another boy
4 boys & one girl the other boys are
well. James is as fat since he came
home he is 211lbs Nick is as fat &
Hugh is as heavy he is so tall he dont
look fat he is an inspecter [inspector?]
of Motor cars


Many a time we have talked
& talked about you & so did every
one that knew you. T. McMillan
enquired so about you & Bob O'Brien.
They all thought you must be married
James says to tell you he thought you
were dead or you would have wrote
Lizzie says to tell you to tell your
husband to sell out & come out here
She knows you are not contented there
She would dream about you every
little while & she was watching
the arivals [arrivals?] of all the
boats & would have a lot of cooking
done for you. Well Annie I am very
sorry to say I dont think I can go this
year on account of Geleans & Lizzies
sickness I would just like to be able to
start Now Lizzie looks very ill & Gelean
is taken so sudden just in a
few minutes & so we can hardly
get the Dr. in time to save his life
Lizzie could not be alone with him
We will see if he gets over those spells.
The Dr. says its spasmodic croupe [croup?]


Well Annie Tell Me when you were
married & who to. What about Willie
or is John a brother or how far do you
live from your mothers. How is your
mother & all the rest of the family Tell
your husband I'll pull his ear when
I go for keeping you there. What a time
we will have when we meet. I was
not out to Pontiac last summer
the small-pox was so bad in Detroit
the city would not allow people to travel
The Asylum was quarintined [quarantined?] on
account of a man died in the
Hodges hotel there & folks did'nt [didn't?]
know at the time they had a ball
or party there & some of the attendants
were at it. then the building was
quarintined [quarantined?] & the [they?]
were all vaccinated but there were no cases.
There were several folks died through
bad vexine [vaccine?] poisined [poisoned?]
their blood Miss Best almost lost her arm
at last she had to go home for 2 months


She was in visiting us in January
None of the folks have got any word from
you for a long time & they were all asking
me if I had heard from you or if you were
alive. I saw Miss L. Barkham & she told
me after she got word from you about your
machine she wrote to you explaining to
you that she could not sell it & the carriage
would cost far more than it was worth
And run the risk of breaking it. Miss
Harrison & Lizzie & I often talked and
if you were married you could write
Well Annie Dr. Christian is not
liked they all wish he was left He
is married to Miss Baldwin They
are nearly all new help Miss Wildman
is back. Mr & Mrs Brown live in Detroit
Miss Croupe or Mrs McKnight keeps the
cottage aunt Mary Smith is dead & Carrie Balie
I am going out this summer Dr. Morse
is still there Miss Larson Mrs Edson & a
great many are at flint Mrs Jones is home
& Mrs Noble on hall 10 works for a minister

Annie excuse this
scribble I am in a hurry
Lizzie says she wishes she
could see you she has lots
to tell you she is very poorly
Now Annie write soon
a long letter & tell me
all the news so
good bye.