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Title: [?], [?] to "My Dear Sister".
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/30
SenderWeir, Isabella (Bell)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionEpiscopalian
OriginCalifornia, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9906076
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 18:06:99.
Word Count374
TranscriptJuly 22nd 02

My Dear Sister
I have been long intending
I have been thinking
of you often enough I do
not know how you
manage to struggle through
with everything and you must
have been worn out
between anxiety and want
of your sleep I do hope
poor Johnnie is allright [alright?]
by this time and that his teeth
are better I was telling Mrs
Walter and she says it is from
weakness did he get the
little papers I sent him
I thought they would amuse
him I will send him some
more of another kind if
he cares for them I suppose
you had a very busy day with
Willie and his friends poor
Maggie was so sorry she
could not help you
she was so bad with
toothache I suppose you are
nearly killed between hay
and everything do try and be
patent [patient?] with poor J
[Johnnie?] you know better than
anybody how fretful
trying it makes people
being sick and dont Grumble
because J [Johnnie?] is not able
to work tell him I said he
he ought to be thankful
to be as well as he is when
it might have been so
different though I hear
Christy's Willie told some
people he would have been
better long ago if he had [been?]
cared I suppose you will
have heard from Christy that
he was with me at the walk
well I was with him a little
while but indeed I was sorry I
went with him at all for I
thought he might have been
different from the rest of them
but I find they are all the same
he said a great deal too often
to be sincere if Johnnie had
been well how he would have
enjoyed it you need not say
I told you about been with him
until you hear if you do hear
anything you might let me know
I am not in his debt anyhow
as I drank a bottle of lemonade
so we met Frank and nothing would
do but he would bring us back and
have a drink excuse this foolery
but I thought you might like to
hear it
Goodbye for the present God bless you all
keep [torn] soon