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The Daily Dispatch: March 6, 1862., [Electronic resource], The production of saltpetre — something for every man to do. (search)
ecause a sort of concentration, as already stated, takes place upon the windward wall, so that it is not necessary to wait for the conversion of the entire heap. 4. As to the influence upon health. This will certainly not be greater than that of the ordinary heaps of barn-yard manure. Few large farms are without as much decomposing matter as would make a hundred weight of nitre. Very respectfully, your ob't servant, A. Snowden Piggot, M. D., Chemist. Comdr. George Minor, Chief of Bureau Crd. and Hydr'y. Upon an examination of the above communications, it will be seen that the time required for the production of nitre (or saltpetre) from artificial beds is much greater than from the nitrous earths found in caves, although upon thorough investigation it has been ascertained that even from artificial beds in the more Southern latitudes of the Confederacy, the process requires a much shorter period than in Prussia or Sweden, or the Northern portions of our own coun