My darling little wife
I was very glad to get your little letter how long ago I quite forget. We have had nothinng but visitors, cooking and eating this last long time and since "the lamb" left nothing but loneliness and [redding] up. I had very little pleasure during his visit as Miss C. was here Bessie and Thompson Dada & Bea Oliver so you may guess I had something to do besides talking to him. I did not get an application of the paving stone at all and am consequently in wretched humour since I spent Thursday evening at Blackrock with Mrs. Alexander. Miss Maggie, Miss Elizabeth & I drove up in our car. The Gilstons are there yet & were asking for you. Mrs. G. is very much better and is able to walk a little.
Dada & Mamma are thinking of going to it for a while now. it is quite full still. Wee Paddy is there and was most happpy to see me. I did not observe "Smiler" Uncle Wm. did not come up he sent Ben instead. I wish you saw Ben, he is the greatest oddity you ever met.
The house here is as quiet now as your own. Andy is at Armagh since Tuesday last and Sally in Dublin so that we are "three jolly girls" I believe Aunt P. is the liveliest of the party. Please tell me what your "lum" is about and if it is better. Have you got your room settled yet
All here are well and hoping your household are in the same condition And with fond love to each I am
Your ever loving
 Probably written from Cavananore when Mary GRIFFIN may have been visiting. There is a great deal of conjecture in these footnotes because of the fact that the letter cannot be reliably dated.
 Sarah (McCullagh) Whiteside. Since she married in 1893, the letter would have to be after that.
 Could this be the second husband of Mary JACKSON? It is a mystery why we have nothing about him. No record of death. Did he leave the marriage?
 “redding up” an Irish expression meaning to get ready.
 Miss C?
 Elizabeth “Bessie” (Jackson) Brown
 Thompson Brown, husband of Elizabeth “Bessie” (Jackson) Brown
 possibly Ben OLIVER, son of Andrew Bradford OLIVER and Anne NORRIS
 Mrs. ALEXANDER - possibly the wife of Samuel ALEXANDER
 Miss Maggie?
 Miss Elizabeth?
 David JACKSON (1814-1899)
 Eliza OLIVER (1815-1903)
 “Wee Paddy”?
 possibly William Oliver
 possibly Ben Oliver
 possibly Andrew Bradford McCullagh or else the brother of Mary, Andrew Coulter Bradford JACKSON
 could be “Sally” Sarah JACKSON, sister of Mary GRIFFIN
 Margaret (née JACKSON) (REED) McCULLAGH, sister of Mary JACKSON
 probably Mary (née JACKSON) (MENARY) GRIFFIN