2d March 1874
My Dear Sal
Inclosed I send you one pound. I thought it better than sending stamps as it would be unpleasant to be asking cash for them. John and Tom got a very rough passage to Liverpool last Wednesday night they were all very sick but I believe the arrived safe. A neighbour girl that was on the same Boat wrote to her parents, and told all about it. We are very lonely here. Mary and the children are all well. The Election for the Dispensary Doctor will take place tomorrow. I hope aunt Peggy continues better give my love to her and Peg Jackson
Ever your loving Father
 Derrivalley, Co. Monaghan – home of MCCULLAGH family.
 Sarah “Sallie” (McCullagh) Whiteside b. 1852
 John McCullagh, brother of Sarah “Sallie” (McCullagh) Whiteside
 Thomas McCullagh, brother of Sarah “Sallie” (McCullagh) Whiteside
 Sailed on Wednesday, February 25, 1874 to Liverpool and thence to the USA
 Probably Mary (née MCCULLAGH) REID who had at least half a dozen children by now.
 Probably Dr. Robert Hamilton REID of Slieveroe won this election.
 Probably Margaret BRADFORD (1786- August 1784). She lived at Cavananore with Mary Jane OLIVER.
 Margaret JACKSON (1853-1944), sister of Sir Thomas JACKSON who would first marry Robert Hamilton REID and then Andrew Bradford MCCULLAGH
 Thomas McCullagh 1793-1877. This letter was written two weeks before his death.