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Title: [Ellen?] [Pontiac?], to "Dear Sister", Pontiac
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/29(2)
SenderWeir, Isabella (Bell)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationasylum attendant
Sender ReligionEpiscopalian
OriginPontiac, Michigan, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopright Retained by Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh BT93 0SA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9905076
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:05:99.
Word Count324
Sept 1888

Dear Sister it
is now past
three years since America has
known as the time seems
short yet how we have changed
since then both have become wiser
and neither I hope forgotten
the moral precept in which
were [we?] were educated I once
got taken in by going to a
distant land to be [buy?] a house &
my experience since then
may prove of [?] in the [future?]
Willis was a [very?] nice [letter?]
just like [one?] [of?] the Weirs I like
his [sentiments?] [and?] I like his
offer I wish [faded] had been made
to [me do?] [of?] [faded] him for the
sight to the house for him
and tell him none of of (sic) the
Weirs ever [lived?] a Bachelor
or died an old maid either
[Caleb?] was to Mrs Kelly & [faded]
brought [the?] [faded] got them
all right Mrs K brought
them over [that?] afternoon
she asked me to go and see
her but I have not got very
hungry yet we have lots of
Tomatoes & beans & Cucumbers
i [I?] tell you what the asylum
is the place after all I did
not have a fellow to [Orchard?]
Cake But I enjoyed it just
as well without [one?] I saw
Edd Arthur and that Young
girl I spoke to Edd which
I think Miss Young did
not like But I rather enjoyed
her displeasure
I had a paper from home
which gives account of the 12
of August it was celebrated
at Ballinamallard [Bellanamallard?] where
our poor father has went
some time I'll enclose a
letter to [William?] not too
[?] to write as i [I?] have
been in Church and the hall
is rather noisy I want you
if you can spare it to send
me a couple of Dollars it will
save me changing [?] 20
Ill get some and [firm?] next
month and
go and stick on to [Much?]

your affectionate
Sister [Ellen?]