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Title: [?] [Weir?], Edenclaw to "Dear Daughter."
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir Family/44
SenderWeir Family
Sender Gender
Sender Occupationfarmers
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEdenclaw, Co. Fermanagh, N.Ireland
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack,Co.Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9907093
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 19:07:99.
Word Count436
TranscriptEdenclaw 27/3/[?]

Dear daughters
I now take
[the?] pleasure writing you these few
[to?] [let?] you know that we are well
Thank God for all goodness [&?] [mercy?]
creatures we recieved [received?] your kind
letter yesterday none of your letters were lost
the time in June that we sent fathers
dead letter we got one from you the next
day after we posted it we did not answer it
as we thought you would write when
you got it The second August you [sent?]
an answer to the dead Letter there was [a?]
return sent to you so when it came we
did not answer it.
And the third was in December you said
in it youd [you would?] write a long letter
home soon when you would see bella so you
disappointed us we watched every
morning in the post till at last you
wrote mother thought something had
happened to you but thank God you are
well Maggie is better I did not do
her any harm she can laugh as well
as ever Grandma got a very sore
fall about a week ago she fell on
on the floor she was sitting down
beside the fire she rise [rose?] and
thought there was a chair beside her the
chair wasnt there so she fell back on
the floor and her head fell on the
stones she got a very sore fall
she had to get Dr graham
she is something better she can come
out she was here yesterday but
she is greatly failed she cannot
be so bad when she is able to come
that length she told me to tell
Bella she hasnt forgot the promise
she made I suppose Bella under
stands better than me I dont wish
to know thier [their?] secrets Mrs Knox of
Ederney is dead Congaga & Thomas
is married to one of the Misses Oliver
beyond Ederney in harvest last
He invited William Ingram and
Ane [Anne?] Jane sometime before the
wedding. Thomas sent them a line
to say it would oblige him much
if they would stay at home and he
had more than his bride Anne Jane
was vexed and [despit--?]
she took ill & that was the beginning
of her death for it is her is dead
indeed the country is nearly waste the
[they?] are going to America [every?]
day There went away a whole lot last
from Lack. Uncle James & family are
well have removed to [drumcargy?] [?]
Uncle John in not married [yet?]
He ploughed with us [thist?] me too
we have the horse yet & [watch?] &