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Title: [?], Pontiac, to Annie Weir, Birmingham, Michigan.
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, Isabella/39
SenderWeir, Isabella (Bell)
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationasylum attendant
Sender ReligionEpiscopalian
OriginPontiac, Michigan, USA
DestinationBirmingham, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9904198
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:04:99.
Word Count460
TranscriptMiss Annie Weir

Pontiac Dec 27 / 86

My Darling Sister
I ought to have
answered your letter long ago But
you know how careless I am and
you will forgive me I am sure
well Christmas is over and it
was a very happy day to me
happy in the present not
looking Back nor to come well
we had a Christmas tree on the
hall and Annie you ought to
have seen what nice presents
I got a very nice linen hankiechief
[handkerchief?] and a nice woolen
[woollen?] cap from
Mrs B Annie She has Been
a Mother to me When I got
out She says now dress you
warm (sic) what are you going to
put on I got a Book Miss
Allen Brought it me up
on the Hall (sic) Before I went
to Bed I supposed it was from
you it is a very good Book
But I have not much time
to read anyhow I am too
lazy If I am not ashamed
to tell it have you heard
from Maggie I need not tell
you I have not written to her
well we have a nice Snow
But I go out with the lady
every day as usual I clean
the snow off the walk every
morning so it is very pleasant
it is very prefferrable
[preferable?] to freezing in
Bed or Sitting with my feet
in the oven oh I hope heaven
will never permit me to be
abused so again I wonder very much
if my Uncle will get sixteen
Dol a month this winter why
he has not any housekeeper
how is Mrs Megaw and the
kids and if the [they?] heard
anything of the Bells how is all
the folks and tell them
I had a very nice Christmas
all the popcorn and candy
and Oranges I could eat
By the By I am a little
curious to know now that
asked you that question (sic)
and what it was I tell
you when you are tired let
me know and take pains
to inform them So I suppose
you had a nice present
if your sister was able as
she was willing you would
have had a little something
we had another dance last
Wednesday night and an
entertainment Friday night
and I have escaped all of
them So you may suppose
I am old for an old man
But I am afraid of if you
will hear all my secrets
when I see you I will change
my mind very much or
I will not come down
this month or next I will
wait till the days are long
again I sent a letter to
Mothers at last so
you see I have a little
ambition after all
Love from Your
[Loving?] Sister L. Weir