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Title: [Isabella Weir?], Pontiac to [Annie Weir?] [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/7
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 OSA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9906093
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:06:99.
Word Count694
TranscriptPontiac Feb 24th 1889

Dear Sister
I have waited until sunday
so I could have lots of time to write you a
long letter and to congratulate you on that
affectionate epithet that cousin will [Will?]
bestowed upon himself for your benefit
he is very free in his sentiments which to
my mind are too freely expressed to be
genuine But I may be mistaken I have
not said anything more to the Dr about
you But I tell you what I have done
written a letter to the Supt [superintendent?]
of the Asylum in Toledo to day written it in
your name and shall wait anxiously
for an answer if they [the?] answer is favourable
and you go there and like it I shall join
you in a short time it is a mistake
on your part about Jacksons folks writing to
the Dr they calculated on taking two Attendants
one in the middle of the month and you
at the first there is one going there
but there will be a crowd of Attendants
just the same they say the first pay the [they?]
have in Toledo is 20 Doll [dollars?] by the bye very
good pay I blame the Dr for telling me
you could come but the smartest of men
often overlook themselves I should feel
proud for to have to tell the Dr next time
he asked me that you got another position
Though I doubt not you could have a
position here in perhaps a month or
two and if you do not like to stay
there I doubt not if you could have
a place with a dressmakers down town
for a month or two it would be expensive
for us but I dont want you to bear one
insult for I have some money for you
and me both [faded] two of us thank
God and [Orphans?] too yet we have a
friend that will not desert us I do wish
I could hear from home I had bad
dreams lately hope they are well it is
very pleasant on the Hall now that
patient that was shut up [faded] Mrs
Jackson was up is dead also that Miss
Flynn is dead I went to her funeral the
Dr had the carriage that contained
8 of us go down and for the first time
I entered a Catholic Church it was new
just dedicated last Summer and it is fitted
with Mortuary and paintings and rare
[flowers?] high mas [Mass?] was conducted by
the priest assisted by two little boys
about ten years the pr [priest?] had on a tunic
made of white trimmed with white lace
and a large black Cross the service
was almost all singing or chanting in
Latin accompanied by an organ the seats
were without cushion or upholstry [upholstery?] and
oh it was freezing cold we drove to the
cemetery and just imagine those poor
creatures kneeling down in snow and cold
to pray by the side of the grave of a friend
last Tuesday night Mrs Kelly invited
me to a Social at the Grand [Array?] had
downtown one of the gentlemen attendants
got a large sleigh and we went about
2 day [days?] the [they?] paid our fare we had very
nice refreshment served in good order
and altogether a pleasant time I went
because I felt so blue with disappointment
and indeed there is times when I think
I am going almost crazy yet then I go
[stained] down town or some other place I can
send your trunk down after the first
so you can have so much ahead
write and tell me what you think
of my Proposition write soon as
possible give my best respects to
Willie if you have not written and tell
him what I think that he had better
beware how he triffles [trifles?] with you and
tell him to keep his lovesick sentiments
to them that will hear them

This letter will
try your patience
to read yet I have
written it in such
a hurry my best
wishes for your
welfare hoping to hear
from you very soon
your ever affectionate
Sister Bell