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The Daily Dispatch: July 24, 1862., [Electronic resource], Cargo sale in Charleston — the War prices. (search)
Cargo sale in Charleston — the War prices. A cargo of imported goods was sold in Charleston, Friday. Liverpool salt, in four bushel sacks sold at $46@47.50 per sack, and Rio coffee at $1.05@1.35 per pound. As a great many of the articles sold will most likely soon be in Richmond for disposal again, an opportunity to compare the prices with those paid at the cargo sale is desirable. We give a list of the chief articles: Black pepper, 82 to 90 cents per pound; cloves 13 cents per pound; mace 42 cents per pound; Cognac brandy, in quart bottle cases, $22 to $30.50 per dozen; brandy, in quarter casks, dark $7 per gallon, pale $8.75 per gallon; superior English sperm candles, No. 6, $2 per pound; Hale's sperm candles, No. 6, $1.70 per pound, No. 8, $1.75 per pound; arrow root, 33 cents per pound; claret, $1.50 to $1.90 per gallon; refined sugar, 70 cents per pound; tar oil, 43 cents per gallon; Champagne, $39 per dozen; absynthe, $17 per dozen; spirits of wine, $10.50 per doze