Regarding Saltpeter for Gunpowder Manufacture

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CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Consolidated Correspondence File, RG217 view image
CollectionNational Archives and Records Administration: Consolidated Correspondence File, RG217 view image
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Date May 26, 1800
Author Name William Govett (primary)
Recipient Name Israel Whelen (primary)
Summary Informs Whelen that the 100 bags of saltpeter sent for refining into gunpowder were received, and that tests have been undertaken to see how much pure saltpeter may be gotten out of the unrefined substance.
Document Format Document Signed
Document Notes 2 COLLECTIONS: one with photocopy images, one with photograph images of the same.
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Related Persons/Groups Israel Whelen; William Govett; Secretary of War; Mr. Francis; Doctor Hunter; ;
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Keywords salt peter; salt petre; military stores; store of deposits; refined; gun powder; bags; ;
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