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Price of Salt Petre

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PublicationSyrett, Harold C., ed. The Papers of Alexander Hamilton. 27 Vols. New York: Columbia University Press, 1961-87. (no image)
Document Information
Date January 7, 1795
Author Name Tench Coxe (primary) Location: Treasury Department
Recipient Name Alexander Hamilton (primary)
Summary ". . .the House of Whelen & Miller propose to set a part a specimen of Salt Petre for the Standard, above or below which they are content to vary the price of 12 50/100 Dolls. It is called rough Salt Petre, and is 10 Ct. below the requisite degree of refinement."
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Related Persons/Groups Alexander Hamilton; Tench Coxe; Whelen & Miller; Whelen; Miller; merchants; ;
Related Places Treasury Department; Revenue Office; ;
Keywords salt petre; rough salt petre; materials; Standard; dollars; Dolls.; ;
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". . .the House of Whelen & Miller propose to set a part a specimen of Salt Petre for the Standard, above or below which they are content to vary the price of 12 50/100 Dolls. It is called rough Salt Petre, and is 10 Ct. below the requisite degree of refinement."