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Title: Bell [?], Michigan to Annie [Weir?], [?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/25
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, BT39 0SA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9905031
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:05:99.
Word Count520
TranscriptEMA [East Michigan Asylum?]
June 28 1888

Dear Sister,
it is with
pleasure I read a few lines
recieved [received?] from you but
[sorrow?] that I answer
well you will say I anticipated
as much I must tell you
of a change has been made in
my hall the [they?] have put 5
attendants and all the bad
patients or almost all its
bad patients in the building
on the hall it is about 1 week
since the change has been made
I get along pretty well I have
to bear the brunt of the
battle sometimes but I
do not complain Just imagine
four experienced attendants
having all the [they?] could do
to dress one patient and two sit by
her to keep her dressed a [and?]
that is only a slight sketch of
what I put up with and still
I am satisfied I get more
money than I could at any
thing else have a good time
when I can I cannot go to Church
Sunday as I have been out two
last Sunday mornings. I
would like to have you come
and see me as soon after its
possible as you can now
dont feel disappointed for
I tell you how I am situated
Ill not go down till the
first of August and
not have more than a weeks
vacation there I dont intend to
[trespass?] any this year Miss
Bowden gone home to day on
her vacation come up when
you can and I have as good a
time as we possibly can come early
in the day I am my own boss now
room all to myself and I keep
it fixed very slick to as you
will say when you see it we
are going to have a circus the 3rd
July. I dont know if I can go
in the forenoon I cannot in
the afternoon as the other girls
are going I am very busy making
dresses for the fourth I would like
you to come then and see us
you can imagine how I shall take
my hall out and have to take
care of every one of them well
you know how I would enjoy
going you and I once more to
the Episcopal Church
together I almost wish
we could but perhaps
when I go on my vacation
we can arrange it different
O annie dont feel disappointed
or say I have no heart well my
heart is not very tender nor
would your (sic) be either if you
were here I have got no beau
nor no new clothes nor wont
till the first of August.
I had a letter from home which
I enclose to you and also a
paper which I had not time
to read yet to night the girls
are making candy and we had
strawberries 13 times and all
the reddishes [radishes?] we
wanted to eat and pie [plant?]
-pie and fish for diner[dinner?]
Friday well write and tell
me when you can come as soon after the
fourth as you
can I like very
much to see
and have a good
visit. Goodbye
from bell to Annie