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Title: Rebecca Brown, Ederney, to Miss Isabella Wier
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileBrown, Rebecca/4
SenderBrown, Rebecca
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginEderney, Co. Fermanagh, N.Ireland
RecipientWeir, Isabella
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh BT93 0SA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9905206
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 01:06:99.
Word Count581
TranscriptEderney 24th February 86 [1886?]

Miss Isabella Wier

After my long silence I set
down to write a few lines to you
to let you know we all well at present
thank God my lifetime was not at all
sunshine since I have to regret the sudden
death of my dear Father of whom I
loved so [well?] & he also in return. [As?]
besides you favourite of our family
My Husband Joseph was sick for a
long 3 weeks [but?] thank God he is better
now and able to go to work this morning
we have left Mr Phibbs & is living with Wm
[William?] Maguire living above the [world?]
[ach---?] [----?] the house with Mrs McMorrow
I often times think of the many happy
days your kind sister and me spent
together O. how I long to hear from her
no matter how I [neglected?] writing
to her I hope I'll live to see her happy
at home once more I fear the same
sun will never shine on us together
again. I hope you are content
to live with uncle. I am glad you are
getting so stout but taken good
care of yourself and do not [let?] [a?]
[yankie?] get you for your old boy is still
here waiting on you & if he does not
hurry James or Francy will go before
him it would surprise you to see Francy
[decked?] off with a few [lings?] or his wee
fingers asking sweets or oranges off
the girls at the orange soiree of last
Thursday night the [they?] had a great
spree of Music dancing your
Bookmates all were there & [their?]
new beaus' & if yous' [you?] had a been
here yous'[you?] would have to be there
too I would have you too [to?] take care
of that young man that has gone
out to the woods. I am sure
he is worth tell him you are
still an Irish girl & are well
respected at home. Every person
is still asking me about yous [you?]
& too [to?] be sure I let them know
how happy you' are. I am still
thinking of Annie I fear she will
have more than a [cous?] for her
master she been so leniel [lenient?] to
the small children Margaret
McMullin [McMullan?] is still as broad
as ever and is well and so funny & for
Tom I do not know so much
about him & I think John
Corrigan has resigned looking
after any more of the ladies
And as for Anne Maguire
before all is over I dout [doubt?] she
will be glad of him for she
is so saucy since she came
to the town she wishes now
that she was near Annie
For she never missed the water
till the well ran dry -
Tho' abstent [absent?] not forgotten
The Mighty tear falls
The fervent prayers to Heaven
For pervesation calls

Tho' abstant [absent?] from each
other now
We at the throne of grave
shall meet

Charlie sends a kiss too [to?] you
and so does wee Barney
Joseph sends his blessing and
best love to you both.
Ann sends her best love to
you and hopes to see you
yet and you may accept
the same together with my
blessing from your devoted
wellwisher Rebecca Brown

write soon to all &
send me your directions X X
if I was the as Mary Rose [sic]
same is from Charley