Volume 72: Macarthur family correspondence relating to wine, 1846-1900: No. 333
13 Austin Friars, E.C.
London, 8th August 1864
My Dear Sir,
I have your favour of Saturday, and am very sorry to learn that your thoroughbred Horse has been attacked with bronchitis. I have notified this mishap to Messrs Deriff & Moore, and should the animal, unfortunately, not be in a fit state 'to be shipped' pr "Duncan Dunbar" the arrangement as regards the freight, will be at an end.
I have succeeded in getting till Monday next, the 15th Inst. for shipping the Carriages and I have written to Offords this morning, requesting them to have the packages at the Docks on the aforementioned day. This extension of time will I trust enable Messrs O. to pack everything Dry and in good order.
Enclosed you will find a statement of the deliveries of your Wine