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Title: [Bella Weir?], Pontiac, to [Annie Weir?] [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/20
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
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9907065
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:07:99.
Word Count617
August 21

Dear Annie
you dont know how glad
I was to hear from you I dont feel quite
so well to day But I think Ill get better
in a few days I was to a picnic on thurs
day to Watkins Lake I had a very nice ride
It is only about four miles from the
Asylum I saw Mr Kelly there he is
a very nice man we had a nice
dinner lots of lemonade and Sandwiches
and Cheese and Cakes and
pickels [pickles?] and lots other nice things
[go?] There was three of the Attendants with us
Mr Kelly was one and a Mr French a Married man
two [too?] and the other was not married
The [They?] had two Boats and the [they?] could
only take out about 3 at once on the
lake it is about 3 miles long
and a very Beautiful place
so I went once with Mr kelly and
two patients It was the first time
The Boat was on water for a great
while so it leeked [leaked?] so it was part
full of water so we could not go
as far as we wanted But I enjoyed
my first Boat ride all the same
But I felt little pleasure in anything
when I think This day off my father (sic)
and where he lays where work and
pleasure shall trouble him no more
I have a very nice time and can do
my work very well for so far but still
I am far from happy I was to the
Episcopal Church at pontiac last
Sunday it is almost like our
at home I only wish you were here
that you and I could go together as
of old I have Been down twon [town?] one
afternoon it is only every third
day I can go to Church I could
In the evening But Service dont
Begin till six so I dont care to out
(sic) after dark you know very well we
did it so we wont Begin now we
can go to Singing School every Saturday
Night every one Supplied with a
Note Book and Every Attendant has
got to take all the patients that
would like to go from this hall
well lib Spoke about me getting a place
for Maggie and I dont know what
about myself Being here till the
month is out I have got no uniform
yet so I wont mind about it till
the month is in There is only another
week now I would like very well
to get a place for her here But I
want so see how well I will Be liked
myself and Maggie Breen is very
well But I suppose lib forgot
I had a sister But I didnt so
you see how I am situated and
can do the work But every one cant
please the doctors all the particular
work that [missing]
washing the dishtowels I am well
acquainted with most of the
Attendants the [they?] all treat me very
kindly so if you were only here I
would Be content for everything
looses [loses?] its charm when you are
absent I am sorry I did not see
Mrs Megaw But Ill get down
some times and then I can see
her give my Best Respects to Mrs
Jackson and I am very glad I
have not to put up with any [fool?]
like alfred now read the letter
But dont look at the scribble
of writing from your own
Sister Bell

if you write
this week
send me a
doll [dollar?] in the
letter not
any more money
for I might
spend it
I want to get
a pair of