19th Oct 1874
My dear Sarah
I received your note this morning & am not surprised that you have not found the coat, as it was only on speck I wrote about it. Dear knows where Andy left it or who got the loan of it. I am glad to have such favourable accts of your father, I trust he will continue to improve. I am very sorry there is no word of Andy. He must have left N York. Do you know the name of the parties he boarded with? It would be worth while to write to them & enquire.
If you have the envelope of Tom's letter you might write to him to the post town that the mark is in the Jan of the letter & he might chance to get it. Other wise he will not remember that he neglected to give his address & wont be in a hurry writing when he gets no reply. I have not had a line from Mary Reid for a long time. I am sorry to hear of the pain in her knee. If it is rheumatism to paint it with Iodine would likely start it.
There is a letter from Mr. [McC???h] to day & counsels opinion is that the Oliver estate must go with chancery to be administered, & I believe my brother Andy is going to take proceedings to lease Kilynure from Thompson, so there are a fresh lot if [????]
I thought Thompson would have been up for Mary on Saturday, but he could not [get] so I do not know when she will [get]. We are all well and unite in love to you all
Ever your affectionate
 Cavananore, Co. Louth, a townland outside of Dundalk.
 Sarah McCULLAGH (1852-1939), first cousin once removed of Mary Jane OLIVER, later married WHITESIDE.
 probably Andrew Bradford McCULLAGH (?-1897), a brother of Sarah McCULLAGH
 Thomas McCullagh (1793-1877)
 This Tom could be Tom McCULLAGH (1854-1920), a brother of Sarah McCULLAGH
 Mary (McCullagh) REID (d. 1919) married William REID (1829-1906) in 1864, a sister of Sarah McCULLAGH
 possibly Amelia Lydia (Dare) JACKSON (1851-1944), wife of Sir Thomas JACKSON (1841-1914), a nephew of Mary Jane OLIVER
 Killarney – I will check out this connection for the JACKSONs. Help appreciated.
 Mr. McC?
 Oliver estate. I am unsure whose this might be.
 Andrew Bradford OLIVER, son of Benjamin OLIVER (d. 1831) & Elizabeth BRADFORD (1785-1825), brother of Mary Jane OLIVER.
 “Kilynure” is Killynure, Co. Armagh, the townland where Eliza JACKSON (1843-1923) and her husband Thompson BROWN(E) (1837-1915) lived, built a house and raised their ten children.
 Thompson BROWN(E), husband of Elizabeth JACKSON, niece of Mary Jane OLIVER.
 Probably Mary MENARY née JACKSON (1844-1921), widowed in February of this year and likely living still at Maghery, near Thompson BROWN(E) and her sister Elizabeth BROWN(E) née JACKSON. She was a niece of Mary Jane OLIVER.
 Mary Jane OLIVER (1821-1875), owned the lease at Cavananore.