Volume 72: Macarthur family correspondence relating to wine, 1846-1900: No. 220
12 feb 1857
Dear Sir William,
We have your favor of yesterday, that communicated the contents to Messrs Clode & Co enquiring of them whether they would prefer their order being executed at once or await your return to the colony. Perhaps you will kindly inform us when you propose leaving England - as it may in some measure guide their decision.
We are well aware of the advantage good Casks; a single had bad stave would spoil the wine. -- Shippers of Port & Sherry prefer their old Casks.
Donaldson Lambert & Co
Sir Wm MacArthur