Volume 72: Macarthur family correspondence relating to wine, 1846-1900: No. 451
21 Great Winchester Street
London, 13th May 1875
Sir William Macarthur
New South Wales
Dear Sir William,
Referring to the enclosed duplicate of our [Mr?] Lincoln's respects by last mail, we now beg to wait upon you with Invoice, Note of Disbursements, and Bill of Lading, for the undermentioned Goods shipped to your consignment pr. "Leander" Captain Knight for Sydney, by your order and for your account and risk - Viz: --
J & W McA.
S ----------1 Hhd Sherry
" 1 " Port
P -----------6 Cases Claret} from Barton & Guestier, Bordeaux
Sydney. 3 " Brandy}
WMcA 21. " }
Samples 1 Box} Burgundy from C. Marey & Liger Belair, Nuits
W McA 1 Case Books from Bernard Quaritch Piccadilly
The Port and Sherry - both of which are properly Cased, cannot we think, fail to meet with your approval, but we leave the quality to speak for itself, merely adding that in executing the order, your instructions have been carefully adhered to.
You will observe that the freight, which is payable in the Colony, is unusually low, amounting on the entire shipment, less than the freight on the Burgundy alone, from the Continent.
We further beg to enclose a Statement of Account - shewing - including six months interest,