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Instructions to the Supervisors of the Saltpetre Works in the Province


Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the Supervisors of the Saltpetre Works in this Province, respectively, in the words following, to wit:

SIR: The Committee of Safety for the City of Philadelphia have been kind enough to offer the Council of Safely that the managers of their publick Saltpetre works should


instruct any persons whom we might recommend to them for that purpose; therefore, should you find any difficulty arise in the management of the works under your care, you may (if you think proper) apply to their managers for such instructions as you may want.

The Council of Safety is very desirous of knowing what forwardness the works under your management are in, and request you would, from time to time, communicate to them what quantity of crude nitre you expect to furnish the pub-lick with.

Adjourned till next day, half after nine o' clock.