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Title: Isabella Weir, Pontiac, to "My Dearest Sister"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/32
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.9909200
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 10:09:99.
Word Count480
Transcript Pontiac Nov 20th 86

My Dearest Sister
all the week for a letter I have waited
or else yours But as [none?] has arrived
at I made up my mind to write once more
I am well and Nay Thank god for his mercies
to us [ah?] as I write this now I think of
the letters father taught me to write to
lib Taylor and particularly that Just one
I sent her oh now was my fathers kindness
returned But you said you had lots to tell
me as I comfort myself with the thought
I shall see you soon I had hoped It would
have Been [this?] week But their [there?]
is nothing But disappointment not Sorrow
In this life for we must not Feel Bad it
is the lot of every mortal
Have you got any letter from home I dont
care now if you dont come up till
[after?] the first then I shall
have a little More money
and we shall try to Send
home little remembrances [of?]
the children at Christmas
If you have made up your mind to
come Sooner why It will be all right
I have Thought it over it is only
ten days now till the first that is
Thursday week if I have counted right
and I dont care if you dont Bring
Me with you you are no daughter of your
[parents?] if you would not as Soon
hide on the car I give you all the
Direction you [know?] you follow on
the railtrack over a Bridge and on
till you come to the road that come
into the town turn left and
take the lift Sidepath as you never
have to turn till you come right to the
[middle?] then you ask to See Miss
Weir and Remember [wear?] your best
looks for their will Be a good many to
See you how I love to See you and have
a good long talk with you So I [shall?]
count the days till I see you I wish I
knew that Mother was well and all My
Brothers and Sisters yestrday [yesterday?]
and To day has Been quite cold but thank
heaven I am in doors Both warm and [comfortable?]
what a vast [change?] since last year when
I sat Shivering over an old stove [while?]
the fat Burnt In the oven half the time
and the [they?] now Thankful I ought to have
Been But then I was not what Happiness to
[Nap?] a Sister There is [Maguire?] the
Name But no More I hope you are well Mrs Jack
is all right I hope and [all?] the rest Is
well I have Written to Maggie Nor [litel?]
either you did not [tell?] more if Wm [William?]
Melon [Mellon?] Was There yet Write for I shall Expect
you at the first if not Sooner So now goodbye
from one....