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Title: William J. Weir, California to Annie Weir, Michigan
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William J/31
SenderWeir, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarm labourer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCalifornia, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9905036
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:05:99.
Word Count413
NoteN.B. William and Annie were engaged at intervals
TranscriptFresno July 12th 1889

Dear Cousin
It is after a long
silence I take up my pen
to write to you once more
to let you know that I
have arrived back in Fresno
again I dont like the
north part as well as I
like the valley so now I
must tell you why I did
not write sooner it is because
I did not intend to stay long
enough to get an answer
I have been here over a month
& still I have not had very
many uppertunitys [opportunities?]
however I hope yous [you?] will
excuse me for this time & dont think
for a moment that I am
ungrateful this is the 12th
July so I preferred having my
day off today. I had to come
in 15 miles this morning
I had a good horse and buggy
but I was all alone and
I will have to go back by myself
to [too?] it is a pretty dry way to
spend a 12th of July but
this may be my last out
here. I had a letter from
home a few days ago
they were all well then except
that they were lonely
Dear cousin our earthly
friends are so few that the
loss of one dear one makes
a great change. I expect
a letter from my Brother
in Australia. I have not had
one now for over 6 months.
I am expecting one every
day it is very warm here
at present it was about
119ø in the shade on the
4th of July and it is very
little cooler since I have
seen a good deal of this
west coast now I have
been up the coast pretty near
as far as British Columbia
it is pretty nice scenery in
the redwoods there is nice
cool springs flowing out
of the hills in all directions
& the Blackberrys [Blackberries?]
matted over the ground. harvesting
is pretty near through now
the hum of the thrasher [thresher?]
is heard every where grapes
are just ripe and will
soon be ready for
picking there is going to
to (sic) be a plentiful crop
this season
Dear Annie I wish
I had you to ride out with
me this afternoon we would
have some jolly old talks
over the past so I must
conclude by sending my
best respects to you & Isabella

I Remain Your Sincere
Cousin William J Weir
To Miss Annie Weir Box 1264

excuse scribble as I am in
a hurry write soon
Good Bye