Volume 72: Macarthur family correspondence relating to wine, 1846-1900: No. 072
Jas. McArthur Esqr
Dalwood near Maitland.
[24? 26?] Nov. 53
My Dear Sir,
I enclose you Captn Best's 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 Ancarot [Ancorat], 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