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Title: Willie, [?] San Francisco to "My Dear Annie", [?].
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William J/42
SenderWeir, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationfarm labourer
Sender Religionunknown
OriginFresno, California, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT39 0SA.
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park.
Doc. No.9905030
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:05:99.
Word Count526
NoteN.B. William and Annie were engaged at intervals
TranscriptWashington Colony

Feby 1st 1892

My Dear Annie
Your ever welcome letter to
hand I glad to know that you are
well hoping that this will find you
enjoying the same blessing as it
leaves me at present. I had a letter
from Mr. & Mrs Moore some two weeks
ago they were well then & talked as
if he expected a position on the police
force I did not get the pictures
& Mrs Smalls letter until today I
think think (sic) she rather exagerated
[exaggerated?] things a little. I have
not heard anything of Mr Moore being sick
in san Francisco & if he had I am
almost certain that they would
have let me know one reason
that makes her think that they
are hard up is that she owed
Bella considerable money & she
put it in the hands of a lawyer
& compelled her to pay it. I know
they are under a big expence
[expense?] & he has not been working
much for the past 3 or 4 months, besides
he is a man that will never save
up a fortune by hard work he
has always made good wages
but they always go quicker than
they come if he gets that position
on the police force they will be all
right but I am afraid it will
take him all his time to get
it as it takes money & influence
to get a position on the force
in San Francisco
The pictures were splendid I
was rather sorry to see that
place which has sheltered you
so long laid in ruins it was
a noble looking building I
saw the whole details of the
fire in that paper that was
on the pictures. I sent you
a christmas edition of the
Republican we are still having
fine weather we have just started
ploughing it is pretty warm
in the middle of the day
I was away all last week pruning
for an old englishman as I used
to work with he would not be
satisfied if I would not do the
pruning for him
I was rather surprised
to think that you had heard of
me having a bra [brand?] new Stepmother
it did not surprise me any for
I was expecting to hear it sooner
or later my sisters appears to take
it pretty hard but my youngest
sister that is at home says that
she has treated her all right & has
not meddled with any of her things
or anything that belonged to Mother
I dont think that he was
very badly [torn][off?] for a house keeper
anyhow if ever I cross the briny
ocean I shall give her a wide
berth not but I think she would
treat me all right well I have
not much more to say at present
hoping that this will find
you enjoying good health as
it leaves me at present is
the wish of your ever loving

good bye for the present hoping to
hear from you soon again

I will mail two of the pictures to
bella the first opportunity
their adress [address?] is
No 13 - 3rd Street
San Francisco