Samples of Gunpowder for Adjusting the New Pendulum

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Date May 15, 1797
Author Name Joseph Leacock (primary)
Recipient Name Samuel Hodgdon (primary)
Summary In order to adjust the new pendulum, Leacock is applying to Hodgdon for samples of domestic and imported powder from several casks. The samples should be tested at various distances. Leacock also describes his proof.
Document Format Autograph Letter Signed
Document Notes Includes a two-page postscript.
Content Notes [not available]
Related Persons/Groups Samuel Hodgdon; Joseph Leacock; William Nichols; Commissioners; Mr. Messersmith; David Rittenhouse; Doctor Priestly; Mr. Russle; Mr. Fox; ;
Related Places [not available]
Keywords gunpowder; pendulum powder proof; samples; casks; proofs; machine; frame; pendulum; howitzer mortar; scales; ;
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