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Title: Isabella Weir, Pontiac to "Dear Sister"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/12
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.9904203
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:04:99.
Word Count443
TranscriptPontiac March 20 1881

Dear Sister
I send you
these few lines to let you know i
am well I got your letter Thursday
and I am sorry to hear you could
not come up I tell you what I
thought of doing if you do not
feel very disappointed Mrs
Barnhart is gone into Detroit
since Thursday and she is
going to Bring me as much
trimming as will make over
my black dress and I though [thought?]
[like?] this next month after the
first i would go down for a few
days and you would help me
to do it I suppose I could have
it done down town but it
would cost me 4 dol at least
and dont know what hand [would?]
Be made of my cloth so if you
have not made up your mind
to come up send me word before
so I can have a premission
[permission?] to go and write
and tell me what you think about it
anhow [anyhow?] and more if you Bring
lizzie [Lucas?] with you you
need not expect to see my
face remember you are mine
always before every other
think you have not much of your
fathers pride if you forget the
proverb a dog is known by his
company you know what he said
about armstrong at the party long
ago and you dont resemble me
nothing if you cannot make a
good excuse I dont care if
Satan has all their riches
yet what comes over his back
goes under his belly is Mrs
Mellon gone home yet you dont
know what I did the last letter
I got a five and two cent
stamp. I sent a letter to mother
at the same time I sent yours
and if you did not see it I
put the B on your letter and
put it into the box and
the the 2 on mothers so of course
I could not get it out again see
I had to let it go I have never
been out since I saw you
but with the ladies the day
is very nice still I do not
care to go to Church. There
is new attendants coming
every day and oh it is just
crowded up with patients
I dont want you to style
this a note for I fell tired
when it is written

Write soon and
let me know what you
think of me going down
i wont eat very much if
I get some apples and
I wont make any noise
Remember me to all my
friends I wish I had a
home to go to from your
loving Sister Isabella Weir