Volume 75: James and William Macarthur business correspondence, 1823-1877: No. 361
[In pencil - Camden Park Papers]
2 Winchester Buildings
London E.C. 26th April 1866
Messrs J. & W. Macarthur
Camden Park N.S.W.
Referring to our respects of the 24th Ulto,, we have now the pleasure to acknowledge your favour of the 17th February.
We receive your remittance
£50 - on Bank of Australasia, which we place to your credit, with thanks.
We now beg to wait upon you with Invoice, Bill of Loading, and Bill of Parcels, for
J & W McA 1/40 40 Bundles Fencing Wire on your account, per "Woolloomooloo", Captain Donald, and for the cost of this Shipment we debit you
£28. 6. 3
We may remark that every care has been taken in the execution of this order, and we doubt not that both the quality, & price, will meet with your approval. The Manufacturers were highly recommended to us by a Friend, for whom we have just shipped a large parcel of Wire, & Standards, to New Zealand. To save the heavy expense alleuring packing in Casks, we paid 10/- pr ton extra for oiling - which will thoroughly protect the Wire against injury by sea water or damp of any kind; and as it was well showed, being very high up in the Ships 'tween decks, we hope to learn that the whole parcel has been delivered in good order on your site. The "Woolloomooloo" sailed from the Downs on the 22nd Inst, with the wind all in her favour.
The Norwich Firm mentioned in your last favour, are we understand, Manufacturers, principally, of Wire netting, and make up materials upon which there is usually a large Discount - but plain Wire is next to Bar Iron, and will not admit of it unless a long price is charged.
We further enclose your A/current, made up to 20th Inst,, shewing a balance of £18. 1. 2 in your favour, at the rate, which we doubt not you will find correct, and confirm.