Last time I promised the letter to South Carolina. Here it is, with the permission of the Deputy Keeper of Records, Lorraine Bourke, Private Records, PRONI. Its reference number is T3655/1.
To : Robt [Robert?] McCarley Charlestown [Charleston?] South Carolina Newberry Courthouse [U.S.A.?] From : James McCarley, [Knockboy?] [County Antrim?] [Ireland?] 5th October 1824 Dear Son I send you these lines to inform you that your Grandfather is died 7th Nov 1823 and your Grandmother 1 Mon [one month?] after your Grandfather left me and the land I opposed and my own house that I had before your Uncle Moses was left 30Å & his former possessions his Daughter Jenny 30Å your Uncle Mathews [Matthew?] land in & my old house in Knockboy together with your Grandfathers chest & bed your Uncle Mathew [Matthew?] was left 30Å & your Grandfathers house & his land your Uncle William was left 1Å but it equals him in money I gave him 7Å & Moses 7Å & Mathew 7Å & 10Å that he got before his death which makes him equal in money but the land he should have got was left to Jenny McCarley at your Grandfathers death [your?] Grandmother was left 10Å & the land & his [clothes?] as long as she lived but at her death it was equally divided between I & Moses and Mathew & Moses children 7Å each who are 5 yrs [years?] & your Uncle Saml [Samuel?] was left 4Å your brother John wants to know whether he could live better by his trade or Farming if he was to come Your brother Stafford has made a good proficiency in learning & whether he could better by a Clerk or Schoolmaster & intends to come positively again next fall your sister Jenny is well and is coming on well and has 2 daughters and a son named Robert Corn is from 6/s [shillings?] to 6/s [six shillings?] 8 [pence?] p [per?] cwt [hundredweight?] butter 10/s [shillings?] & [Carrots?] potatoes [8-?] p [per?] [bushel?] & pork 50/s [shillings?] p [per?] cwt [hundredweight?] cotton from 40/s [shillings?] to 200/s [shillings?] p [per?] [----?] [---?] is married to Widow Dale and mary Eliza Dale to David McCash Junior of Knockboy [--?] Thos [Thomas?] Ferguson is dead and carried out by the Sheriff Saml [Samuel?] Wilson has bought all that farm and living in it. We all enjoy a tolerable state of health and join in love to you I add no more at present but remain your affectionate Father till deathJames McCarley