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Title: Bell [Weir?], Michigan. to "Dearest Sister", [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/4
SenderWeir, Isabella (Bell)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationasylum attendant
Sender ReligionEpiscopalian
OriginPontiac, Michigan, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, Bt93 0OSA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9905009
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:05:99.
Word Count457
TranscriptPontiac March 6/87

Dearest Sister
I suppose you
think I am so taken up with my
folly I have forgotten you But
no you are life of my life of life
without thee my life would
Be of very little value to me I
must tell you my corsit [corset?] fits
real nice and so does my
slippers but I feel so sorry I
did not get a pair for you
But I think I am so like
mother and you are so like
father I can never hope to
do what I ought Believe me
it has cast me a good many
unhappy thoughts I am the
oldest and I feel as if I
ought to look to your wants
more than my own But I am
very different do I act I only
wish you were here But I am
afraid the [stained] filling up so
it will be hard to tell when
there will Be a vacancy
well the two Allens were up
here Saturday week and
stayed till monday I saw
them coming But I did
not speak to them [afterwards?]
[Vill?] was going to come to See
me But as luck would
have it she did not get
here and I was just as
glad for She would have
had a story I dont know
But She had one anyhow
I had a another offer
to take me to Chuch [church?] this
evening But I as usual
Backed out and what
is funnier still I had
an offer of marriage from
one of the patients he sent
me 15 or 6 [16?] notes and at
last there came the
proposal I want to know
how you are going to have the
Dresses made and I want you
to have them as neat as [wax?] and
Buy some still to put into the
Back of them and send me
word when you are coming up and I want
you to look your very best and
I want to feel proud of you
how is Mrs Jackson and what
time did Joe go home and what
did Uncle and lib say about
me not going see them But I shall
hear all when I see you I am
going to write a letter to grandma
this evening oh how I wish
I was to home again it Seems So
Strange we cannot have a letter
from there I walked strait [straight?] home
from the depot and oh I felt
So tired the next day But I
Soon got over it and I have not
Been out since now I must
draw my short letter to a short
close and send you a sweet
Kiss and a kind goodbye to
all from your own Sister Bell

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