Volume 72: Macarthur family correspondence relating to wine, 1846-1900: No. 081
Bon Accord Wharf
Sydney Febr 14th 1854
I have an order from a relative of mine in London who is desirous to try the quality of Australian wines, for a two or three dozen Case; and as I believe the Messrs Macarthur's name stands high for their production, I wish to know whether they are in the habit of executing orders for small quantities such as those I mention.
The party writing for the article says "if you can send me a two or three dozen Case so that with freight & duty it would stand me in about 40/ a dozen do so".
I shall consider it therefore a particular favour if you will be good enough to inform me whether you make a practice of undertaking such small commissions and in the event of your doing so if you could make up a package of Three dozen to consist of one half white and the other half red, and what would be the price.
I shall feel further obliged by your reply at your earliest convenience directed to the care of my Firm "Anderson Bros & Co"
I am Sir
Yours very respy,
Alfd A Robinson
Francis Ferguson Esqre