Correspondence regarding the government action of refusing clearances for gunpowder. Alsop hopes that DuPont will continue to obtain permission, because their suppliers in Englad will likely not send much.
McCall discusses his difficulties meeting his financial obligations, which has been made even harder by the failure of Robert Miller. McCall hopes for an advance from the du Pont Company to cover his obligations, which he estimates at $15,000.
McCall writes regarding his ongoig financial difficulties, specifically payments due to the Bank of Pennsylvania. He reports that he has spoken to the bank president, a Mr. Morris, and hopes that will ease the situation.
Gibbons reports slow sales but hopes sales will improve when the mines open in the spring. Reports on competition from other powder agents. Gibbons also discusses a case of damaged powder. Includes an account of sales for January and February.
Kneeland requests that the DuPont Company send powder to Steubenville, OH as quickly as possible. He hopes to avoid freight costs through Pittsburgh and is trying to win over a former Hazard Powder Company customer. Kneeland also discusses a...
Leisenring reports that he hopes to increase sales to miners soon. He also reports that with the locomotive traffic near the magazine he thinks the DuPont Company should construct a brick wall for safety.
Leisenring discusses his thoughts on advancing the price of powder and his hopes to extend his business into the Schuylkill region in order to gain more of the railroad business. Leisenring also reports on recent powder sales.