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Title: [?] [Weir?], To "Dear Sister"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/8
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.9906008
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 03:06:99.
Word Count473
TranscriptFeb 19 1888

Dear Sister
you may think
I am dead or forgotten you or
something worse But no such
thin [thing?] In the first place I did
not have any paper and I did
not go down town till Thursday
last and then it is against the
rules to write in hall hours Besides
Ive Been changed to another hall
the worst on the ladies side
the Be Special for a bad
patient for I suppose you
know good ones never kneed [need?]
a Special Im going to have
it now instead of [?] [return?]
so I dont care so very much
Though I hated to leave 20
I have taken care of her for a
month and I rather like it
I was over to Mr Kellys for
the afternoon and evening I
am sorry to say Mrs Kelly
is not feeling as well as I
should like to see her I had
a splendid supper that was
half of what took me Mrs [Bell?]
and Mr Kelly and a man the [they?] have
Boarding and [a?] Carpenter I am impartial
to Them two [too?] well Mr. and I play
[Eucre?] against Mrs Kelly and
the Man and it is useless to say we
beat them I stayed till [until?] most
[almost?] ten O clock But I had to
come home alone The [He?] was not
so Condescendin [condescending?] as Mr Wile
[Wyly?] was But no Matter have you
had a letter from Will
Weir yet I had a letter
and a paper from home
last week I send [sent?] you
the letter But the paper (sic) I
suppose you have not any
time to read So I dont send it (sic)
it gives an account of a
Church in the county [Fermanagh?]
where the Catholics Broke into
it and Burnt the Bibles Dave
was upto see me last week
he told me you was well
so I was not in a particular
hurray [hurry?] to Write and then I would
have more news to send Cal
sent me some good papers I
hear Lucy [Limonson?] sister is
going to get married I answered
my home letter to day and it
tires me to write two letters at
once so that accounts for
me not sending you all
the news faster is the First
April So I dont know that
ill [I'll?] be down Before then and
ill [I'll?] have some pictures taken
Before then and probably I
might go to the [Oak?] and
you might Come to Birmingham
and ride down with me we
will see Before then I hope
you have got over that cold
Before now how do you like
your machine I hope Uncle
wont freeze to death is
the earnest prayer of the
Irish Girl Weir Dear annie
dont laugh when you read
this my pen is awful poor