outh Carolina,—at Pendleton and Walhalla—and a powder produced, inferior at first, but afterwards improved.
The State of North Carolina established a mill near Raleigh, under contract with certain parties to whom the State was to furnish the nitre,from 100,000 to 150,--000 pounds per month.
A laboratory for the smelting of other ores, from the Silver Hill mines, North Carolina, and Jonesboro, East Tennessee, was put up at Petersburg, under the direction of Dr. Piggott, of Baltimore.
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To obtain the iron needed for cannon and projectiles, it became necessary to stimulate its production in Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama.
To this end, contracts were made with iron-masters in these States on liberal terme.
It was a rude, wild sort of service; and the officers in charge of these districts, especially in East Tennessee, North Carolina, and North Alabama, had to show much firmness in their dealings with the turbulent people among whom, and by whose ai