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Title: [?], Detroit, to "Dear Friend".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileSavage, Mary/59
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, BT90 OSA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9905101
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 20:05:99.
Word Count382
TranscriptDetroit, April 4th

Dear Friend
forgive me for not answering
your letter sooner. I was
waiting untill [until?] I would get
a letter from the old
country. It has not got here
yet so I would have some
news. I can not just say
the exact time we will
start but it will not be
before the time I said I
have a little business to
transact which keeps me
that I cant tell exact. But
you and Miss Harrison will
have to be in the week
before getting our little
trinkets ready and packing
our trunks. How is Miss
Harrison and your-self I suppose
she is to [too?] busy to write
Lizzie is very miserible [miserable?]
just a billious attack no appetite
I said if she was out [near?]
you she would get the
fresh air. We get no good
fresh air here I was
making her laugh and
saying how probably when
Miss Weir and I gets away
travelling we might come back
with two men, I suppose
Miss Harrison and her
would hardly give us a
reception. They might be
glad to get us off their hands
Lizzie says what a time
Miss Harrison and her will
have and Gelian [Gillian?]
getting us ready to go and going to
the train with us. How
nice it is commencing to
look now. I wish I was
out there when it gets a
little greener. But we will
have a good race over the
hills at home And get a good
cake of oat cake And good
butter and a drink of buttermilk
too. And a good meal of [crufles?]
potatoes. I saw in Saturdays
paper poor Mrs Shoultes that
we went to see on Watkins St.
is very insane and was locked
up at the station untill [until?] she
was taken to Pontiac she had
been here before Poor creature
I felt so sorry Lizzie. She
will be with you or Miss Harrison
write soon and send all
the news love to all hoping you
are all well from mary of [to Dalyell?]
James was up today he
says if Nick could go he
would like too. But he could
not leave his business
So James will have
us both excuse this
write soon
And did you get the paper last week