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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 [turn?] the cask on the top end, as the head was so open.  [indecipherable] Simpsons hogshead is all right, as also the other [indecipherable] 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 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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