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Title: W.J. Weir, Fresno, to Annie Weir, Michigan
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William J/54(2)
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, BT93 OSA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9909201
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 10:09:99.
Word Count450
NoteN.B. William and Annie were engaged at intervals
TranscriptFresno Oct 30th 89

Dear Cousin

It is with pleasure
I sit down to write to you
in answer to your ever welcome letter which
I recieved [received?] a few days ago and glad
to find that you were well hoping that this will
find you enjoying the same blessing I have not had
any letter from home since I came in of the
thrashing machine I did not hear anything
about Jamey Weir as Yet I wanted him to
come out here a year ago but he
would not come then
we have had a good deal
of rain since I wrote to
you before but it has cleared
off again everything looked
parched and dry after a
hot day [Si---?] me, but since
the rain come vegetation
has started everything looks
fresh and green and the
clear bright blue sky makes
one think that it is Spring
winter here is the only time
one has any pleasure for
it is the only time one can
go fully clothed you think
you were quite safe for making
that proposition perhaps
if I was closer to you you
would not stand up to it
I think you are right to
never marry a man for his
money I am Just of the
same opinion as you
in that case although
I dont think I am any
too rich for you yet I dont
want any dowery [dowry?] I prefer
health to a dowry I can work
and earn my [wings?] my
wife too most of the boys
at home think if a girl
has not got 50 st a 100 ÷
she is too good I can save 50
÷s [at?] the work I am at now
in 5 [months?] if I had
a little wife out here it would
take [very?] little more to
[----?] [---?] of us than it
takes to keep me at the hotel
I have been paying $20 per month
at the China restaurant for board
alone the board is not to be called
extra good I got as good board
in Liverpool for 10s per week
Dear Cousin I have not had the
uppertunity [opportunity?] of
having that photograph taken yet but
I think I will be on the night shift
next month so I can go down in the
day time [hoping?] that you will
send yours as soon as possible
so I want you to give
my best regards to Bella
and tell her that I am
still alive and you
dont run the bluff on me
too far lest I should take you at
your word so I must
conclude By sending
My best regards to
I remain your
Faithful Cousin
W.J. Weir
To Miss Annie Weir