Sept 25 1896
My dear Sallie
I received your welcome letter this morning Friday 25 I was sorry to hear that the dear little ones were ill I hope by this time with God's blessing they are all right I hope you had my letters & papers forwarded to you I never neglected to write & send papers I hope my last which is a week posted, you will get as there was a small enclosure in it I will return to Drumuck next week they are very kind to me here. I was showing your Photos to the Rev Mr Young he was greatly pleased with them and thought Clair far older that he is I have no news only I wanted you to know that I got your letter Many kisses to the dear children & love to you & Mr. W Sallie McMurry & Jane send their love to you I made a mistake in my last in putting down what I had put in the Bank It is £238 the Lord is good to me
From your old
I may give all your friends love to you
I hope you may be comfortable in the house when you go to it. I am glad you like the weather we have very bad weather here
 Sarah WHITESIDE née McCULLAGH (1852-1939)
 Thomas Clair aged 3 & Mary Ione aged 7 months.
 Drummuck, home of McCULLAGH family in Co. Monaghan
 Rev YOUNG?
 Rev William Sherlock WHITESIDE (1860-1916), husband to Sarah McCULLAGH
 Sally McMURRAY
 Jane SKELLEY – she & Sally McMURRAY are often mentioned together in letters
 Mary Anne McCready (?-1897), the governness