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Title: Ada C. Burns, Pontiac, Michigan to "Dear Anna and Friends"
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileEdgar, Ada C/25
SenderEdgar, Ada C.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationemployed at a farm
Sender Religionunknown
OriginPontiac, Michigan, USA
DestinationMichigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs. Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906015
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 03:06:99.
Word Count296
NoteNée Burns. N.B. she struggles with money and child-rearing, husband Thomas left one day while drunk, left to look for work somewhere else; landed in Glasgow, Scotland, and stayed there for at least a year; he wanted Ada to come to him but she'd rather stay in America. When she finally made arrangements to leave for Glasgow, the baby got sick. Thomas still wanted to stay in Scotland.
TranscriptPontiac, Mich [Michigan?]
Oct 30 th 1887

Dear Anna and friends
I am so lonesome to-night
I thought I would write to pass time
I am well hopeing this will you the
same (sic). I have got a splendid place
to work, just two mile west of Pontiac
on Mrs Hammonds farm, for Mrs Pearce
I tried to get to Sunday School last
Sunday, but it rained so hard it was
impossible, but in two weeks I intend
to come to Birmingham and stay
over Sunday. I have made such a baby
of myself tonight, that I cannot hardly
see to write so you must excuse my
poor writing. I left for here last Monday
was sorry I could not have seen you
I expect to see [Don?] Bowden some time
this week I have had company from
Pontiac this afternoon, you may guess
who how does Mrs Jackson get along
give my best respects to her. I wish
I could see some of my old friends
to-night we have eight men, Mr & Mrs
Pearce two children and Mrs Pearce Mother
and My self to work for, I am getting
$2,50 a week there is a good lot of work
to do, but I like it better than I do in
town only for Church. I have not
been to Church to day. dear Anna you
may know how to pity me for you must
get home sick some times it is not much
fun to be away among entire strangers.
I hope you will write soon for I
get so lone some you must send me
one of your pictures too. the next time
I write I will try and do better. I must
close, now. give my love to all. write soon
good bye with love from Ada C. Burns