Saturday, October 17, 2009

Salt Petre

At the request of the authorities here, we very cheerfully give place to the article in today’s issue, in relation to the production of salt petre. It is an essential article to the government in carrying on the war. Every person who can manufacture one or five pounds of it, ought to do so, and sell it to the government. Both the State and Confederate governments are paying a high price for the article. Our regret is that earlier and more stringent efforts were not made for procuring this essential article abroad, as well as at home.

– Published in The North Carolina Weekly Standard, Raleigh, North Carolina, Wednesday, April 16, 1862, p. 3

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