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Bowen's cask was good - also Dr Simpsons & Eldridges.  The four casks sent to Mr Geo Watson were so leaky he refused to take them, & I on the hopes of repairing them, took them myself, of which Mr Grey got one sound & good.  Mr Rolliston got one of good sound wine, but short 8 gallons by leakage.  I kept one myself which I have now; still perfectly sour, and I gave (sold) Mr R.J Smith one which is also quite dead, & bad; occasioned by leakage; - 
Mr Dix's wine was all leaked away but about six or eight gallons, - and Mr Burgess wine is not drinkable, tasting like water, and very thick; I should think it had been a dirty cask at first.  Of course I consider myself responsible for the amount to you, that you consider fair, to be paid; and it was to know from you, what amount you looked for that I wrote my last letter.

My a/c stands thus -
Paid.
Mr Bowen ..........£4..14..=
Mr Eldrige ..........  4..14..=
P McArthur .........  9..5..=
Dr Simpson ......... 9..7..=
........................  £ 28..=..=  
less 8 gallons -. ....1..4..=     
in cask sent 
Mr Rolleston...... £26..16...=          

Unpaid
Mr Dix ............£4..17..=   }Bad wine & unpaid for
Mr Burgess ......4..17..=   }one cask. R.J. Smith
XX H McArthur  9..2..=    }both bad
........................£18..16..=
..........................28..=..=
Invoice ............£46..16..=

 

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