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Title: Incomplete: [Bella Weir?] to "Dear Mother, Sisters Bros"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/32(2)
SenderWeir, Isabella (Bell)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender ReligionEpiscopalian
OriginSan Francisco, California, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906155
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 30:06:99.
Word Count360
TranscriptSan Francisco
Sept. 30th

Dear Mother Sisters Bros [Brothers?]

It is with pain & Pleasure I read
the dear letters.

Pleasure to think
you have not forgotten me. Sorrow to
hear what you Suffer I
am feeling Better than when
I last wrote But winter
is coming surely. Slowly &
oh how I dread it although
here we see neither Snow nor
frost yet we have Such rains
& fogs that I relly [really?]
should prefer our Crisp frosty
Michigan weather do you remember
that night to the presbyterian
revival meeting long ago in
John Bells Sleigh. But times &
Things and myself has Changed.
Since Then yet I hope my
age has Brought me useful -
experience I hardly Know what
to Say in regard to Jane I only wish
I was situated So I could go home
and take Care of her I cannot
help But foreSee the end
if she does not get better
v soon [very?] [soon?] and you
& me know what that means
I hope earnestly the Dr [Doctor?]
can help her and that it will not
wear into Something Chronic I can
realize a little of what your
feelings must have Been It is
hard to Control your own Sister
It is doubly hard to think of what
a Stranger will do what
we did May God frogive us Me in
Particular I often say to myself
I might as well not worked
there Saved money It came easy
& went easier I have not had very good
Luck since you may well Say why
try it again Just to make a living
that is all yet I was kind & Just
did my duty and the Best I knew
then But I think I should do different
now As I Said Before I only wish I was
Circumstanced So I could I would render
all the assistance in My powers
dear Sister I appreciate your kindness
[I?] do not expect any assistance from
you or Mother either I know how it is
when you are Married & Mother is getting
old She has had hard times Sorrows enough
to Be without my self giving her ....