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Title: N. J. Weir, [California?]., to Annie Weir, Michigan
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWeir, William J/58(2)
SenderWeir, William J.
Sender Gendermale
Sender Occupationworks for the Gas & Electric Light Company
Sender Religionunknown
OriginFresno, California, 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.9904209
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 23:04:99.
Word Count424
NoteN.B. William and Annie were engaged at intervals
Transcript Fresno [California?] Nov 25, 1889

Dear Cousin
It is with pleasure
I take the opportunity of
answering your kind and
very welcome letter which
I recieved [received?] a few days ago
and also glad to find that
you were well. it affords
me great pleasure to
hear from you as you
are such a sentimental
writer you just suit my
taste I had a letter from
home about the time I got
yours they are all well but
lonely just like myself a great
many of the folks there are
Emmigrating [emigrating?] to
Australia and else where I think
my Fathers Folks will
go out to Australia in
time my Brother [Davy?]
is advising them to
ever since (Mother, D [Died?])
we have been having some
rain lately but the weather
is still beautiful I am
working nights this month
& I will have to work
nights for the next month
I have got foreman on the
night shift and ($5.00)
per month raise I wont
have quite so much work
to do but I will have more
to attend to & all the responsibility
the foreman that had it before
worked 2 years for the company
but he got so he would go
and get drunk and not attend to
everything especially after the
1st of the month he had $65
per month for two years
& he left without a dollar
I have some pictures
that is the reason I was
so long in writing as
I waited until they were
finished so I could send
it this letter hoping to
recieve [receive?] yours
as soon as convenient the
farmers is busy ploughing
& sowing their grain most
of them are done the [they?]
go over the land pretty quick
here one man with an 8 horse
team will plough from 8 to
11 acres per day putting
the seed in as they go
along so it dont take 3
or four teams long to put
in a thousand acres that
is counted a small grain
farm here some of them have as
high as five thousand
acres. I like farming
myself better than any
other Industry & I hope
to have one some where
yet. I dare say yours
will be having some pretty
cold weather in Michigan
just now. I dont think
I want to live in a cold
country any more I
like the heat better than
the cold so now I must
conclude for the present
give my best regards
to bella hoping to hear
from you soon I
remain your Sincere
N. J. Weir
Miss Annie Weir box Fresno
Mich [Michigan?] 1264 Cal