13 Austin friars
London 30 Nov. 1861
We are in receipt of your favour of yesterday covering cheque for £32.8.8 for which we are obliged.
Agreeably with your request, we have applied to Professor Owen and Mr Mackinnon for a settlement of their Wine accounts. Mr Barlow paid his a/ some time since, and when the above gentlemen have settled theirs - we will render you an a/c of the whole transaction.
Owing to the absence of the Brokers for the "Light of the Age" - we have been unable to arrange freight