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Title: Edith [?], Birmingham to Anna Weir, Pontiac, Michigan
CollectionIrish Emigration Database
Sender Genderfemale
Sender OccupationSunday School teacher
Sender Religionunknown
OriginBirmingham, Michigan, USA
DestinationPontiac, Michigan, USA
RecipientWeir, Anne
Recipient Genderfemale
SourceCopyright Retained by Mrs Linda Weir, Tirmacspird, Lack, Co. Fermanagh, BT93 OSA
ArchiveUlster American Folk Park
Doc. No.9906006
Partial Date
Doc. TypeEMG
LogDocument added by LT, 03:06:99.
Word Count485
TranscriptMiss Anna Wier,
Mich. [Michigan?]

My Dear Friend !
[?] [----?] Sunday
evening have been to church
three times today. We have
started a young People's meeting
in our church and it is
real well attended we have
over fifteen members - I don't
know just how many, but
there are some twenty five
or thirty attend and they
all seem to take an
interest we have had
some splendid meetings.
Our subject for to night
was "Steadfastness" Mrs Bell
was to have led but was
sick so Caleb to [took?] it. He
is our president, May [Celdrid?]
our vice-president, Eva
Crawford secretary and
Herman Hendrickson treasurer
I wish you was (sic) here to
help us. Mr Wood, the
new principal in our school
was the one who proposed
it and he is a great
worker and a great help
We were talking at the
dinner table about coming
up to see you ; he wants
to go through the building
now if I send you word
before hand will it be
so that we can see you
How do you get along any
way ? Mrs Jackson often speaks
of you and I think of you
real often but I have been
so very busy this summer
and fall I have neither
writen [written?] to any one nor been
to see any one but am
not so busy now and am going
to commence and try to
be more sociable now,
Jennie has been as busy
as I have ; she gives
lessons every night but
Thursday and takes one
Sat. [Saturday?] beside all the rest
she has to do there
have been so many deaths
here lately the young
as well as the old
It stands us all in hand
to be ready. For we know
not the day nor the hour
when we shall be called.
When are you coming down
to see us all again ? It
does not seem possible that
it is as late in the year
the time has gone so fast
here it is November and winter
will soon be here. I always
dread the winter because I
am always catching cold. When
the electric rail road gets
through here I shall come
up ever [every?] week to see you. Mr
Truman comes to B-ham [Birmingham?] next
Tuesday to move Mrs T'S
remains to [B-ham?]
cemetary [cemetery?]. I don't
know whether
[Mina?] is coming
or not. Did
you see them
when they were
down before ?
Has your sister
come back yet
or do you hear
from her. I
don't know
as you can
read half of
this but please
answer what
you can read
and I will do
better in the
If I can get one of the programmes
of our meetings before I send this
I will send it to you so you can
ask what we are doing or trying
to do
yours with love