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The Daily Dispatch: March 6, 1862., [Electronic resource], The production of saltpetre — something for every man to do. (search)
king it in quantity and quality sufficient to meet the gigantic demands for an army of a million of men. This was done by artificial nitre beds. In France alone the yield was a thousand tons per annum. It was proportionate in Holland, Prussia, Sweeden, and Germany. The practice of extracting nitre from beds is still kept up in Europe, especially in Prussia and Sweeden, where it (nitre) is received in the payment of taxes at a stipulated price. It is true that one or more cargoes of nitrSweeden, where it (nitre) is received in the payment of taxes at a stipulated price. It is true that one or more cargoes of nitre may pass the inefficient Lincoln blockade, but as the supply thus obtained is uncertain, while that of "beds" is certain, I submit to your Excellency if there would not be more wisdom in making nitre ourselves, than in relying upon an uncertain outside supply! If you deem my suggestions worthy of consideration, I will be pleased to furnish you with all the information on the subject that you may desire, that I can impart. I have the honor to enclose you a copy of a letter I addresse