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Title: N.J. Weir, California, to Annie Weir
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William J/22
SenderWeir, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarm labourer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginFresno, California, USA
DestinationBirmingham, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9904029
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 07:04:99.
Word Count353
NoteN.B. William and Annie were engaged at intervals
TranscriptFresno City
June 4 1888

Dear Cousin
I [it?] is with pleasure
I take up my pen to answer
your kind & welcome letter
which I recieved [received?] about two
weeks ago which gave me
much pleasure to find that
you were well hoping that
this will find yous [you?] enjoying
the same blessing as it leaves
me at present to thank our
most heavenly father for
those blessings I must let
you know that I recieved [received?]
a letter from my brother
that is the first I have
recieved [received?] since I have been in
the states I had written to him
twice but never recieved [received?] an
answer as he sold out his
former place & went up on
the richmond river where he
bought 200 acres on the river
for 900 œ he says it is a
young ireland around where
he is living I dare say God
knew Lizzie Johnston of
Colaghty & Bob of the Mill
was married and is living
on a farm not a mile from
him he is in the dairy
business he is going to start
a store he wanted me to go
out to manage it for him
he offered me 50 œ per year
& board but I can do better
than that here yet for a
while we are expecting a
big boom this summer fruits
of all kinds are coming into
the market now and harvesting
has just commenced every
kind of grain will be below
the average owing to the dry
spring it is very warm at
present we are going to
have a great time on the 4
of July here they are making
preparations for it all ready
[already?] give my best regards
to your sister Bella as I have
no time to write to her now as
I am going out west in the
morning about 50 miles with a
load & I have got to square up
tonight so I must conclud
[conclude?] by sending my
best respects to you I remain
your sincere Friend & cousin
N. J. Weir
To Fresno City
Miss Annie Weir Cal

plase write soon &
tell Bella I am looking out for
her photographs