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Title: Ada C. Edgar, Oxford, Michigan to Annie Weir, [?]
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
FileEdgar, Ada C/61
SenderEdgar, Ada C.
Sender Genderfemale
Sender Occupationunknown
Sender Religionunknown
OriginOxford, Michigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co.Fermanagh, BT93 0SA
ArchiveThe Ulster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906066
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 15:06:99.
Word Count580
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.
TranscriptOxford, Mich, [Michigan?]
Oct 6th 1890

Dear Annie
I received your welcome
letter last week was very glad
to hear from you, and also to
hear you were well. baby is well
and grows very fast. he can sit
alone now. I am not very
well myself, but hope I will soon
be well as ever. I have not heard
from my dear husband in two
weeks but hope there is a letter
at Oxford now. Thomas said in
his last he would come back in
April. I was very glad you wrote
to him. I hope it will do him
good, how little we know how
much good a little kindness may
do him. I hope the time will
soon come when we will be
happy together once again I trust
in our maker that all will be well
Annie dear I know you could
not help but see when you were
to visit us in the spring that I
had lost all hope of God and in
fact I then did not believe there was
a God. but I can now say I have
regained my hope in him and
do believe there is a God and I know
I have truly found peace in him.
Oh Annie it was a hard struggle
to give up but I have made my
peace with God, that I am sure of.
It was not Thomas that made me
back slide for that happened before
I ever saw him, but I was ashamed
to own it. I wrote and told Thomas
that I could say I am a christian.
I was a little afraid he would laugh
at me, but when the answer came he
said he had heard nothing since he
left me that gave him more
pleasure. Rob was out to Oxford to
night and did not bring any
letter for me. well I will look
for one some time this week.
I am sure of one from my loved one
Annie I will be pleased to have
you come & stay over night with
me, or as long as you can any
time it is convenient for you
to do so. be sure & write long enough
before so as I will get it as I do not
get my mail every day.
If Miss Shaw is still there give
her my regards & best wishes.
Where will she live or don't you
I wonder if the rumor [rumour?] is true
about Mr Sherrard. do you
think it is. I have not seen an
account of it in any paper
Rob was down to Birmingham
a week ago Sunday. I suppose
Love is behind. Love is a wonderful
thing. as Mrs Manning said
it is a conundrum. I guess it is.
Annie have you no thoughts of
loving the opposite sex yet.
Where is Will, did you get a chance
to excuse your not meeting him.
it may be I am told to ask so
many questions. Oh what would
I give to have the one I love
where I could embrace him tonight
Well Annie I shall have to close
for this time it is raining hard
has rained all day except an hour
hoping to hear from you soon
and to hear you are well
I remain your friend
with love. Ada C. Edgar
c/o J. Holten Oxford, Mich. [Michigan?]

Annie excuse
writing with lead
pencil as my
pen is not
worth speaking
of. come and
see me as
soon as you
Good night
write soon
A.C.E. [Ada C. Edgar?]