Bridge St Sydney
14 Decr 1858
Honble J. Macarthur
In reply to that part of your note of the 13th Inst referring to my acceptance. I will avail myself to your kindness by requesting that you will be good enough to hold it over.
My hopes of collecting money & also that an improvement would occur in business are not realized, but I trust that the turn of the year will bring to some extent a change and enable me to meet these payments better than I can do now - With many thanks for your Kind Consideration