Dear Miss Oliver 
I have had a letter today from Mr. Ruckley  in which he refers to this case. I give you the extract –
“Jacksons Estate 
I presume Miss Oliver is your client. The proper course will be for her to send me a private offer and request me to submit it to the Judge for approval this I can do immediately after the rental is settled and on its being accepted a conveyance should be attained direct from the Court to Miss Oliver and she can by a short deed enter into any agreement she thinks proper with Mrs. Jackson  however I don’t think £450 will be sufficient to pay all the principal is £400 and the costs will be more than £50 – there must be a final schedule – 20 years purchase would be £553. I think she must make the offer £500 and undertake to bring in such sum as may be necessary with the £450 to pay ____ principal interest and cost”
This being so, I enclose you a form of proposal which you will please sign and send me when I shall submit it to Mr Ruckley – you need not send forward the money until the proposal has been accepted, and then [___ __ ____ ____] send [__ _____]. I shall leave it lodged, but you clearly understand that the conveyance from the Court [___] self must be absolute, and then you will execute a Deed to the parties given them the option of redeeming in Twenty years,
Joseph Dickie  ,
 Mary Jane OLIVER (1821-1875). Daughter of Benjamin OLIVER and Elizabeth BRADFORD
 I am unsure about what “Jackson Estate” this might be referring to and why Mary Jane OLIVER should have call on it.
 Until we know what JACKSON estate this might be it is hard to know which “Mrs. Jackson” this might be. My guess is that it was Elizabeth [OLIVER] JACKSON (1815-1903), wife of David JACKSON.
 This “Joseph DICKIE” could be the solicitor from Fair Hill (1821-1876). He would have been distantly related to the parties involved.
 “Mr. Menary” could be the William MENARY (1838-1874) who married Mary JACKSON (1844-1921). Curiously, this letter is dated five months after the death of his father, William MENARY.
 Maghery House is just down the road from Killinure where the OLIVER and JACKSON families lived. It was owned by the MENARY family
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