for a year and hoped to come back via Australia has had to return and is now in the office where I hope he will soon take a leading part. He has just married one of our Cousins Miss [indecipherable] a very nice person and with good property. As you may suppose I have plenty to do.
I have been looking over your order for the keeping up of your Cellar and on reflection as you kindly leave me to do the best I have made up my mind to send you 1868 and not 1870's as the latter have only been bottled a year and are not yet in form - I propose sending you:
|4 dozen Ch. Langre 1868
|4 do Ch. de Beychevelle do
|4 do Batailley do
|6 do Brandy do
which will make up the sum [indecipherable] by you as near as possible and which I believe will please you. We have received the order from Australian Club for 2 [indecipherable] Claret and 10 Cases Pints - The last sent were wines at £12 per [indecipherable] and 10/6 per dozen Pints whereas the wines you got over in 1857 cost 23 [indecipherable] per dozen which makes a considerable difference in quality. Luckily the wine may not have been