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than water.  Burgess cask was not so bad and I advised him to brandy it, which I believe he has done. I think the head of the cask was so open that it was damaged by the exposure; for they could not keep turn the cask on the top end, as the head was so open. 

Dr. Simpsons hogshead is all right, as also the other Qr. Casks. In the Summer season I shall be able to send another order, for although Mr Laidley does sell cheap, I think your wine is preferred.  I may be in Sydney next winter when I may come and get a young Stallion from you, as fresh blood is much wanted in this District.  Have you one now, that may suit me

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