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Title: Lizzie Lucas, Michigan to "Dear Cousin Isabella"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Filelucas, lizzie/12
SenderLucas, Lizzie
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationseamstress
Sender Religionunknown
OriginCorunna, Michigan, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Bella
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9905017
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 12:05:99.
Word Count459
TranscriptBell i havnt got no ink

(Lizzie) Saturday May 22 1886

Dear Cousin Isabella

i thought that you
had forgotten me for you
never answered my last letter
and i think that
you might write if Aunt
has not told you not to
wright [write?] to me Because i talked
to the [Shady?] Mustache fellow
Bella [damaged]
lots of fun you and i did
Have Especially the Day
before i came home i would
like to see you real well
wheather [whether?] you would see me or
not I miss your company
i was very sorry to hear that
you had to go out amongst
strangers to work and leave
your Uncle Robert who is
doing his work this summer
has mary Johnson got there
yet how does you and Andrew
Get along i heard that you
did not use him very well it
made me laugh when i
heard of it Bell do you
Remember the Boys on
Billy McClelland Strawstack
the day they thrashed what
Lots of fun we had waving
our hands i heard some thing
about Annie but i guess
i wont tell it to you i will
wait untill [until?] you come up to
see me i have been working
out in town this spring i got
$2.00 a week and my [sowing?]
and all the afternoons and
savenings [evenings?] to my self i am going
again in a week or so i
wish that you would come
up here to work where i could
see you a little oftener that
is if you thought that you
could get just as good wages
but i wouldent [wouldn't?] want you
to get lower wages up
here i like to live in
town far better than in
the countary [country?] i bet you
would to [too?] you can speak to
who you like to in town
Bell folks says that i am
a great deal taller than i
was last summer but i
dont think so for i cant
see my Brother told me
to tell you that he would
like to see you real well
If you was here he would
take you to the fourth of July
to the dance Have you seen
Henry Cately i am glad Aunt
haint [aint?] got him and me to watch
this summer dont tell her
you got this letter nor see
it Well i will bring
this scribbling to a close
Hoping to hear from you
soon I remain your
Ever Sincerely Cousin Lizzie
Wright [write?] Soon Isabella to Lizzie
Miss Lizzie Lucas
Shiawassee Co
Michigan U.S.A.

I will not say forget me not as often people do
But all i ask is rememberance as i remember you
Dear Bell Lizzie

Please excuse poor writing
and all my mistakes
Dont let no one see this