Volume 72: Macarthur family correspondence relating to wine, 1846-1900: No. 238
casks per week -- calculated
(Example) The bond charges are
on Butts 8d per week = 112 gallons
on Hogsheads 4d per week = 56 "
Quarter casks 3d per week = 28 "
A puncheon equal to 400 gallons would be more than equal to 3 Butts --
say 3 times 8d - 2s/ per week
I propose 8d per week for 1. Puncheon
Therefore if 10,000 gallons of wine be racked into puncheons it will give 25 casks. --
Rent on 25 puncheons @ 8d per week equal to 16s/8d say 52 weeks @ 16/8 equal to £43..7..8 per annum
Previous to my making the above calculation, I intended making a proposition to you namely, a contribution of 40 to £50 pr anm towards rent.
I hope & trust I have made myself here intelligible. The result of your consideration will afford me great pleasure in knowing, entire confidence from the [past, of the result being equitable in your hands, Permit me to subscribe myself with heartfelt acknowledgment
Your obliged & grateful