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Title: Ida M. Demain, Michigan To Anna [Weir], [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileDemain, Ida M/57
SenderDemain, Ida M.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationhousewife
Sender Religionunknown
OriginHolly, Michigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWier, Anna
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906058
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:06:99.
Word Count617
Transcript Clarkston Aguest [August?] 23 1891

Dear friend Anna
I received your letter and was vary [very?] glad to hear from you
I am well at presant [present?]
and hope you are the same I was to Holley [Holly?]
Wensday [Wednesday?] and took supper with
the [banker?] their [there?] they
are vary [very?] fine
people and I am going to work their [there?]
I am going to work in the morning their [there?]
is only tow [two?] in family
and I dont think the work can be vary [very?] hard
their [there?] but I have not made half visits
enough I would like to stay tow [two?] weeks longer
but dont think I can spar [spare?] the time I was
in Pontiac Friday but did not see you but wished
that I could when I get up to Holly I want you
and Lina to come up their [there?] I was down by
the boat landing when I was up their [there?] and it
is just lovely that is the only nice thing their
[there?] is their [there?] the town is as dirty as it
can be but I get three dollars a week so I think
I can stand the town I have been over to big
lake a bathing twice this week I wished you
you [sic] had of been hear [here?] to went with
me I think you would have injoyed [enjoyed?] it with
I was up late last night so you must excuse
poor writing this time I have not seen that
one you told me to look out for but herd [heard?] he
was in town last night I dont go out on the
streets much at night I think it best
to stay in well Anna how is alll the girls down
their [there?] and what was that you said you dar
[dare?] not write. you must write and tell me
what it is it wont make me feel bad
for I don the best I could and that is
the best any one can do we are not to blame
for what we dont know their [there?] is lots of
music hear [here?] just know [now?] mouth orgen
[organ?] and orgen [organ?] both a going and it
bothers me from writing the lady that lives in the
house with Mrs Fleming is well aquanted [acquainted?]
with [Chan?] Blair tell Mollie Huttle that
I thank her vary [very?] much for the complamant
[compliment?] she gave me but I consider where it
came from their [there?] is lots of people that I
know that would not wipe their old shoes on
her and Me is just as good as she is if
he dos [does?] go with grace widdow [widow?] we dont
ask any odds of her but I hope she will get
Mr Herrriman and live happy to gather [together?]
I always liked Mollie and do yet but I did
not think she would say any thing like I
heard she did but I will like her and
she cant help her self well I must close
for this time well Anna how I wished
that I could be with you to night I think
I could but in pretty good time
I am just as happy as I can be and
wished you was away frome [from?] their [there?]
tow [too?] well I must say good by [bye?] write soon
give my love to Lina and all the rest that
is good tell Miss Gaddum and Miss
Wells that I would like to see her
and I will send more pictures just as
soon as I have them finished
and you can have a whole bunch of my
love ever your sincer [sincere?] friend

direct Miss Ida M. Demain
Holly Mich [Michigan?]