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Title: Bell [Weir?], Pontiac, Mich to [Annie Weir?], [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/36
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 0SA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9907076
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:07:99.
Word Count663
TranscriptPontiac Dec 13/1886

My own Darling Sister
how Sorry I feel to hear
of you being treated so while I
cannot decieve [deceive?] am perfectly
happy enjoying every Blessing which
earthly happiness can give Thanks
to kind providence who will
never forget the orphan or fatherless
I firmly trust In his will and
guidance to direct my wayward
Steps I have just recieved
[received?] the paper I hope you
did not go to any real trouble
about it well I do not know what to
advise you to do if I was near
you for a few Short hours I
could tell you news would
make you feel happy at
least for a while sufficient
to tell you I am well
respected and Loved the
word Seems Strange yet true
I [if?] you feel tired there tell me
or if The [They?] do not use you well
and Ill try and do Something
But it is a very good place
- and you are sure of your money
and there is Bright days after dark
ones I often feel here as If I could
not stay one moment longer
and the next day it is all over
you did wrong to go home with
Maggie you know how your
friends acted when you were in
there [their?] power a good friend
is well to be remembered I am
glad she is away for I fear
She had an Influence over you
be kind gentle and [loving?] and
do your duty to the uttermost
So when you leave The [They?] cannot
Say you escaped everthing [everything?]
you could Mrs Jackson has been kind
do not forget there [their?] kindness if
The [They?] did not come to meet you
The [They?] have not got humanity
enough to do an act of kindness
to a fellow creature I did not
like Caleb nobody dose [does?] So it
is only natural for him to
act [angry?] do not mind him
There is a god above who
will Bring us through this
worlds trials I know and feel
it There has went 6 [Attendants?]
away Since I have Been
here So just think of how many
Changes there is in this life you
may think This is two [too?] much of a
lecture but remember we are alone
in the world with very few
friends and plenty of enemies
I very often think of my father
and what a consolation it would
be to write to him and tell him
of our welfare I may not See
you for a long time hense [hence?]
this long letter I would be very
glad if you could send what
I said but do not Inconvenience
yourself the least the half
of the month Is almost up So
dont you let Mrs Jackson or any
one else know we really kneed [need?]
it stick close to Mrs Jackson and
dont give her any [unaid?] remember
also [B-----?] the [Show?] for Maggie
Breen and gave her 26 Dol [Dollars?]
also and kept me and you without a
cent I say remebear [remember?] too
Them that would take me By the Shoulders
and put me outdoors take my
advice and as long as you are
there stay to home and tell
it is Mrs Jackson is paying
you So your place is with her
do not look lightly on what I say
I shall not [go?] [d--?] Spring
pray [?] it God wills it for me to be
here So long I know what it is to stay
there and be treated as a servant But
there is an end to everthing [everything?]
and it will be to that too I will write a
letter to home as Soon as I get time and
I want you also to write Soon and tell me
all the news I Burn all your letters
So you need not fear what to write we will
have another dance Some day this [week?]
So [no?] [more?] from Bell