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Title: [A. Williamson?], Kesh to "Dear Annie"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileWilliamson, A/45
SenderWilliamson, A.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender OccupationSunday School teacher
Sender ReligionProtestant
OriginKesh, Co. Fermanagh, N.Ireland
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co.Fermangh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906021
Partial Date
Doc. TypeLTE
LogDocument added by LT, 03:06:99.
Word Count535
Transcript [-----?] Kesh 16th June 1886

Dear Annie
You will think I have quite
forgotten you and Isabella but
indeed it is not so - I often think of
you both, and the happy days when we
used to meet in Sunday School and
Church. I would have written
long before now, but have been so busy
looking after sick people and attending
to the Parish business that I was
not able. Thank you and your
sister very much for your nice letters,
which I was glad to get; as I shall be
always whenever you feel able and
inclined to write. I was glad to
hear you were both well when you
wrote, as I am thankful to say Mrs
Williamson and all our family are
You tell me you remember what I
read one of the days I visited your
[own?] little brother during his last illness
and very blessed words they are,
an I hope we shall, by God's grace, try
and regard them as spoken to ourselves
and so make sure of having one of our
dear Lord's many Mansions, when we
are called away from earth - It made
me very happy to hear this from you -
and I will tell you another thing that
happened only a few days ago, that has
also made me very happy, because
it leads me to hope that God has made
me of some use in doing his work
as the Minister of Jesus Christ - I got
a letter from New Zealand from an
old Sunday School Scholar of mine
who was confirmed after being
instructed by me upwards of 20 years
[ago?] thanking me for that instruction
and saying that something I said [in?]
one of my lectures was so blessed of God
to him, that he resolved to give himself
to God in earnest in consequence, and
has ever since endeavoured to live [to?]
Him, in His faith and fear, and to His glory
This is very comforting to me - He
is now a married man with some
children. I do hope and trust it
will be the same with many of my
dear scholars, and that in the last
day I may be permitted to appear
before God with many sheaves of
them to be stored for ever and ever
by God in His heavenly [locker?]
It greatly rejoices my heart that
both of you have such pleasant
recollection of the Sunday School
and Church here, and I pray God you
may ever retain them, and the
spiritual lessons you learned in them, and
never forget either one or the other.
I have told any news I have to
Isabella, so shall not repeat it here
I dare say you will read her letter -
I wrote to her the day before yesterday,
but was away all yesterday in
Enniskillen (the first time I have been there
for months) on very important business,
and was not able to write to you till
Our weather still keeps so cold that
we are glad to have [fires?], though we
are close on Midsummerday -
and now I must wish you good bye
Accept my kind regards, and
Your Sincere friend

A. Williamson