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Title: I. Weir, Stockton, Cal., to [Annie Weir?], [Pontiac?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/28(2)
SenderWeir, Isabella (Bell)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationwaiting for an opening at the asylum
Sender ReligionEpiscopalian
OriginStockton, California, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906065
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:06:99.
Word Count914
Transcript Th Stockton May 28 1891

Dear Sister
I recieved [received?] your
letter a few days ago am
well and very well satisfied
with my condition I must
tell your dream concearning [concerning?]
me is partly true in one
sense as I am likely to
get married very soon
to a man who idolizes me I
have been thinking of it
for some time but did not
wish to tell you I am old
enough to marry if ever
For one reason I do not wish
too [to?] and do not feel so
satisfied as I otherwise would
that is I shall be able to
help Mother little more
It is but little assistance
I ever have given her and
I feel not very justified with
myself I had intended not
to tell you until I was tied
fast but I am changing
my mind his home is in
Chicago Illinois and we may
go back there before one
year when you see my
fate you shall judge
for yourself I shall not
tell you who or what he
is sufficient to say I
consider him worthy of me
please do not say anything
to Willie about it as I never
have done so I had a letter
from him the same day I
recieved [received?] yours
It made me feel so homesick and yours
too he teased me about my
fellows and said he
presumed our last visit
would be a little cloudy
I fear the same do not
think me heartless when I
say I cannot go home I will
see Mother and all of them
sometime The time may
not be far distant neither
So Will has still an eye on
you Hope he means no
mischief I wish you had
married Mr Wood for the
more I think of it I feel
that Willie and you are
too near related So Mrs
Schultz has gone home
I should like to see her again
very much do not worry
about me as I am perfectly
satisfied with my
arrangements we may not
marry before one year and
that is a long time to look
forward too [to?] I had a letter
from the lady friend
of mine at Napa Asylum
She wants me to try a plan
of hers so I can get a
place there by & by &
so you do not know when
you are going Willie has
not got his affairs in
order nor may not for some
time I have not heard of Mr
Kimball in some time I
intend to go up there this
week I got me a very nice
hat at 8 dollr [dollars?] a new
sateen a few days ago I
have not decided how I will
have it made that with a
white dress is all I intend
having I wore that straw
hat I had all winter until
about a month ago what
changes you are having
no danger of [Gusta?] dying
is there give my regards
to Miss Barkham who is
going to take your place
do not tell Mr Wood if you
know aught of him I am
sorry that he should have
taken so much intrest [interest?] in
me Do you ever hear from
Southfield what of Lizzie
So Caleb is still single
and disappointed about
you Mrs Kelly is as near
and Dear to me as ever
but I have no idea that
I will not see her again
I have heard naught of
the girls and Mr Gladdan
has not answered my
letter yet when I hear
from you again I may (sic) at
Napa and I may be here
If I leave before I will write
to you Napa is so near to
San Francisco I like it
for that I have never been
to the city yet though it
costs only one Doll. [dollar?]
a Half from here we had a little
sensation over a City
election here The republican
ticket came out in the top
I was to a meeting of the
Woman C.F. union last
week and enjoyed it very
much last Sunday evening
I attended the special service
held before Decoration for
the Grand Army Last year
I helped Mrs Kelly with some
wreaths I just wish I could
see her now you remember
Mrs Hoagland made them
So you say Miss Proctor is
no better is Mrs [Kriess?]
still alive give my regards
to Miss Palmer tell her
I hope to see her live an
old maid like me I wish I
could see you before you go
but it would be so foolish
for you to come out here
to me [to?] [go?] back so soon
do [not?] fear we shall
see each other again when
the rememberance [remembrance?] of these
days will be blotted out
and we shall be all
happy again If you can
read this you will do
better than I can Mr
Lemon the Episcopal
pastir [pastor?] went East to bury
his wife he may go by the
way of Pontiac
The weather
is lovely and
all nature seems
to bloom afresh
again I will hear
from you again
before you go
away now good bye
and may God in
his mercy keep
and guard you
till we meet
Pray for me
I. Weir

If you go down
in Southfield
give my regards
to Mrs Megaw
tell her Bella
is well how
much I would
like to see her
Send me all
the news I know
you do