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Title: Mary [?], Detroit, Mich to "Miss Weir", [Ireland?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSavage, Mary/55
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
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906146
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 30:06:99.
Word Count651
Transcript17th of Ireland

Detroit th 17 March 1892
Miss Weir
Dear friend
I just now received your letter
We are all very well Also glad
to hear you were all pretty well
I just sent a letter to Miss H.
Well Miss Weir I must tell
you just what I think. I would
go home & see my mother The
best man ever steped [stepped?] could
not keep me here. If my mother
was alive & at home like yours
your sister can easily get some
one to take care of her when she
is sick. I would not like to turn
you against your sister or friend
A mothers love excells [excels?] all
I have had just as good chances to go
places. I've had the best of chances
of homes of my own. But would not
leave my father & mother what
would they have done. I kept
the 5th Commandment well
Thats why I say before sister or
friend go and see your mother
Well Miss Weir James just
came in he says we will
have a grand time going. It
surely will do us a great deal
of good. well we are not going
before the 25th of May or the
4th of June when it will be
nice weather. James had me
to go down to the Steamships
office and enquire about the
passages. We want to go second
cabin the White star line
second cabin is 45 dols
from New York to Liverpool
she stops at Queenstown
She sails every wensday
[wednesday?] out of New York
I mean that line white star And
leaves Liverpool every wedensday
[wednesday?] The fare to New York from
Detroit is 13 dols 50/100 The agent said
Second cabin is just like a
first class hotel in the city [including?]
accomadation [accomodation?] Your linens
In your room are changed
twice a week. I am going down
again. They are agents for all
the lines I want to enquire
about all the lines & will let you
know. Lizzie said she thought
when you's [you?] were not in perhaps
you's [you?] were not going to take
the vacation untill [until?] we were
going. Lizzie & Gelean [Gillian?] says
well what a time Miss Harrison &
her will have getting us started
What a time James & us has
planing [planning?] Gelean [Gillian?]
says will Miss Harrison not be in untill
[until?] that I think you's [you?] will
have to come in for a day or Gelean
[Gillian?] will die if she dont come in.
Am I going to go like a rich old maid I am
[torn] [-ing?] old maid but not very
[torn] [rich?] I wish we could borrow
some grandeur of some one
I would like to go out but
I cant afford it. it costs so
much for our trip. Lizzie
says if you ever went to Cal
[California?] you would never get
to see your mother. We would not come
back untill [until?] Septr. [September?]
or before you talk to Dr. Morse like I
used to do & Miss Harrison we
thought what ever he would
say sure: Dr. Burr it would be at
right when I wanted to go to Detroit
I will send the old country papers
to you to read one at a time
Lizzie has been reading a story
the Baranets [Baronets?] bride she had
them saved for you The Princes death
is in them too. They are old but
it is new news to you I would
like to see the building now
What is the name of your home
in Ireland, is the Dr back
yet where does his mother live
is she better write soon and
tell us all the news. How is Miss
Harrison & how is every one
I must draw to a close
hoping to hear or see you
soon I remain as ever
your friend Mary
James says what a time
he will have with us