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Title: ME [Ling?], Michigan to "My Dear friend"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Fileling, m. e/23
SenderLing, M.E.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationout of work
Sender Religionunknown
OriginDetroit, Michigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Annie
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9903185
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 19:03:99.
Word Count419
TranscriptJune 11th 1888
Detroit Mich [Michigan?]

My dear friend
I received your most welcome
letter last Saturday and was very glad
to hear from you I was just thinkinge [thinking?]
all my friends had forsaken me I have
written to Belle, Mr McCracken, John Bell
Mrs Bell, and Anne Mills, and have received
no answers. but I am very pleased to say
or to tell you good news Papa hardly ever
drinks now and he stays home nights
Emily dont go down to that saloon
as much as she used to so I have lots
to be thankful for I am not working
out since I was out in the country while
I was out the lady got worse so they
got a woman to take care of her
I have been almost sick with a cold
and cough all last week but I am feeling
better now I was very glad to hear how
Bella is advancing she can clothe
herself nicely now. John Wallace must
feel [bad?] to lose their baby it was such
a pretty baby to [too?] it seems every [everyone?]
has some trials but it all for good to them that
love God better for it to die now than
to die a drunkard. I never see any of the
Southfield folks unless when I go down
town I wish they would give us a
call when they come in. Mr and Mrs
Tucker always comes up when they
come in it is only 5 blocks out of
their way to come up Grand River [Avenue?]
we had the measles when we first
came to America, there is a great
deal of sickness in detroit the Lady
I was working for has a cancer in her
stomach she is getting worse all the time
I have not seen [Eddy?] Arthur for a long
time I I have
photographs I got 1« dozen taken
I have only 7 of them left I will send
you one in this letter when you go up
to Mrs Bell show it to her and if she
wants one I will send her one as soon
as they write to me I dont think I will
send any to Mamma untill I know
Mamma is better I wrote to Belle
before I wrote to you and I think
it strange that she dont answer
this is all so I must conclude
wishing to be remebered [remembered?] to all
I remain
Yours truly
M E Ling

write soon and send you [your?] photo
as you can