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  • April 7 – The gram is decreed in France to be equal to "the absolute weight of a volume of water equal to the cube of the hundredth part of the metre, at the temperature of melting ice."[3]

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  1. ^ Not published until 1809.
  2. ^ Bown, Stephen R. (2003). Scurvy: How a Surgeon, a Mariner and a Gentleman Solved the Greatest Medical Mystery of the Age of Sail. Penguin Books Australia. p. 222.
  3. ^ "Decree on weights and measures". 1795. Archived from the original on 24 September 2008. Retrieved 2 October 2008. Gramme, le poids absolu d'un volume d'eau pure égal au cube de la centième partie du mètre , et à la température de la glace fondante
  4. ^ McNeill, Ian (1972). Hydraulic Power. London: Longman. ISBN 0-582-12797-1.
  5. ^ Goodwin, Gordon (1891). "Hunter, Henry" . In Lee, Sidney (ed.). Dictionary of National Biography. 28. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  6. ^ Klyve, Dominic (Spring 2011). "Euler's Letters to a German Princess:Betrayal and Translation" (PDF). Opusculum. 3 (1). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-21.