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Title: Isabella Weir, Michigan to "Dear Sister"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/27
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.9907209
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 26:07:99.
Word Count183

Pontiac Dec 17/87

Dear Sister
I received your
letter yesterday [which?] [is?]
[a?] friday and I went to a lecture
the Best I ever heard delivered
By the Rev Mr Allen on the
the Slave you [faded]
now [faded] was with
it and there was a [splendid?]
Song and old [war?] [----?]
Sung the good old Style
that pleases me so well
well I must tell you of
a horrible accident
deliberate death I should
say a woman patient
threw herself down the
waitor [waiter?] door two story
[storeys?] and was killed
immediately She has been known
to be a suicidal patient for a long
time and took every opportunity
to kill herself and to day
as I tell you she has succeeded
It dont shock me any it
is only one more out of
suffering. Ill send you
the money But I want
you if possible if you
have chance to give Cabule [Caleb?]
what I [----?] along with yours
if you cannot let me know

ill [I'll?] not be down
till the month of March so
you need not expect me