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Difficulties in Obtaining Saltpeter

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CollectionConnecticut Historical Society: Oliver Wolcott Jr. Papers. view image
Document Information
Date November 14, 1794
Author Name Oliver Wolcott, Jr. (primary) Location: Philadelphia
Recipient Name Henry Knox (primary)
Summary Wolcott discusses a letter from the bankers in Holland which describes the unfavorable prospects of obtaining significant quantities of saltpeter in Europe. Information from Hamburg demonstrates that the prices of saltpeter has increased dramatically as a result of the war.
Document Format Autograph Draft Letter
Document Notes Marked "Confidential".
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Henry Knox; Oliver Wolcott, Jr.; bankers;
Related Places Philadelphia; Holland; Europe; Hamburg; ;
Keywords saltpeter; ;
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