Volume 72: Macarthur family correspondence relating to wine, 1846-1900: No. 072
Jas. McArthur Esq
Dalwood near Maitland
24 Nov. 53
My Dear Sir
I enclose you Capt "Bests' letter upon our shipment of wines per Vimeira - You will be much disappointed as I believe your experience heretofore of shipping in wood has been most encouraging - Was it the smallness of the casks which caused the damage?
I have a commission from my friend Mr Everett of New England to send him a hogshead of wine by his dray which will be in Maitland about Christmas - would it be convenient to you to furnish me with Muscat, Reisling or Bordeaux of the same as that sent to Captn Best - and at no great advance in price - I could be a customer to the extent of two hogsheads. My Dear Sir
very truly yours