Volume 72: Macarthur family correspondence relating to wine, 1846-1900: No. 332
But why did you think it necessary to pay the Carriage? That accounts for the strangeness of the Great Western [railway] refusing to convey it -- because they can only Book as far as Exeter --
From the various charges along the Line we find it impracticable to prepay any parcels, not liking to trust the Carriers to negotiate --
So we must thank you for this also -- And you may be assured we shall always think of you & yours when we enjoy the Wine -- You will like to know that it is quite clear & bright.
My love to Mrs Macarthur & your Daughter -
I am yours truly
Monday 13th June 1864