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Commercial.

Richmond Markets, November 15.

There is little or no change in quotations. The market is stationary; but little doing, and a general state of doubt and apprehension as to the future. Men are unprecedentedly cautions about entering into new obligations, and are apparently quietly awaiting developments. There can be little doubt, we imagine, that the Cotton States will secede from the Union. Whether or no they can be induced to come back, is a question not easily solved. There is but one way for that to be done, and that is by the remonstrance of the Middle States of the South, through Conventions of the people. The first attempt at coercion bands the South as one man. The Middle States of the South may save the Union; but that is problematical. If they cannot, where are they to go.--That is a question they must in that event consider--one they cannot avoid.

These are the subjects of the reflections of the commercial community — and they throw such a cloud of doubt and danger over the future that commerce is, as a consequence, greatly depressed. Money is scarce, and enterprise painfully trammelled.

Below we renew quotations of last week:

Apples.--Northern $2.50 @ 3.50; Virginia $1 to $2 per bbl.

Bacon.--Sides 12 ½@12 ½c.; Shoulders 10@10 ½c.; plain Hams 12; Sugar-cured 13@13 ½c.; Todd's Sugar cured Hams 15

Bags — Seamless Bags, 25; Manchester do., 19@23; Gunny do., 12@14

Beans.--White $1.37 ½@1.50 per bushel.

Beeswax.--32 to 33--active.

Brooms.--$2@3. according to quality.

Buckets. &c.--Painted Buckets $1.87 ½@$2 dozen; three hoop Painted Pails $2.25@2.50 dozen; heavy Cedar Tube, nest, $3.50@5 nest; heavy Cedar Feed Buckets $6.50 dozen.

Butter.--We quote good Butter at 20 to 25; inferior 8 to 10

Candles.--Tallow 15 lb.; Jackson's 15; Hull's 16 cts.; Adamantine 20@23; Sperm 45; Patent Sperm 54@56

Cement.--James River $1.70@1.80 bbl.; Northern Rosendale at $1.70@1.80.

Coal.--White and Red Ash Anthracite Coal. for grates, $6.50 cart load of 25 bushels, ton of 2.240 lbs. $7; Foundry do. $7 ton of 2,240 lbs.; Bituminous Lump $5 load of 25 bushels: Hail $4.50; Smiths' Coal 12@14 per bushel.

Coffee.--We quote Rio14 ½@15 ½c.; Laguayra, none in market; Java 16 ½@17cts.; Mocha 18 cents. Market firm.

Coke.--For city consumption $5 per cart load of 25 bushels, for soft lump; soft hail $4.50. Hard lump and hail $4.50.

Corn.--We quote 65@70 cts. per bushel.

Corn Meal--Country 85; city ground 85@90

Cotton.--8 ½ to 12 cents.

Cotton Yarns, &c.--Cotton Yarns 21@22cts; Cotton Cordage 24 cts.; Seine Twine 27 cts.; Carpet Warp 22 cts.; Wrapping Twine 22 cts.

Dried Fruit.--No arrivals. We quote nominally $1@1.25 per bushel.

Feathers — In demand at 46 cts. Stock small; better supply.

Fertilizers.--We quote Peruvian $58; Ruffin's Phosphor Peruvian $50 per ton; Aa Mexican $25; Elide Island $48; Patagonian $25; Sombrero $30; Navassa, or Brown Columbian $30; Reese's Manipulated Guano, $50; Rhodes' Super Phosphate of Lime $46.50 ton; Robinson's Manipulated Guano $50 per ton; Hartman's (Richmond) Ammoniated Super Phosphate Lime $40 per ton; do. Manipulated Guano $50 per ton; do. Bone Dust $38 per ton.

Fish.--New Nova Scotia Herrings, gross, $2.75 @$3; No. 1 Halifax Cut Herrings $3.25@$3.50 from store. No North Carolina in market.--Mackerel, large No. 3. new, $8.50; small No. 3, $5.

Flaxseed--$1.20@1.40 bushel

Flour.--We quote Superfine at $6.50@6.75; Extra $7@7.25; Family $7.75.

Flour barrels--60 cts.

Fruits.--Oranges--Havana. $9 per barrel. Sicily, $8 box. Lemons--Malaga $5.50; French $8 box. Raisins--(New crop)--Bunch, in bxs., $3; Layer $3.25. Figs--New 18; Old 8@10 lb. Prunes--8 to 40 cts. lb. according to quality and style.

Ginseng.--35@40 cents, and in demand.

Grass Seeds--We quote prime Clover Seed 6.25 $6.50; nominal. Timothy 4@$4.25 per bushel.-- Orchard Grass $2.

Gunpowder — Dupont's and Hazard's Sporting $5.75; Blasting $3.75; Eagle Canister $14.25; F F F Canister $8.25. In quantities of twenty kegs and upwards, 50 cents a keg less.

Hay.--We quote $1@1.10 per cwt.

Hides — Salted 8 ½@9 cts.; Dry 11@13 cts.; Calf skins, green, $1@ 1.12. South American, none.

Hoop Poles — Flour bbl. $7.60@9 per 1,000; hhd. poles, no sales.

Iron and Nails.--Pig Iron $28@34, as in quality and quantity; Swedes $400 per ton; English Refined $70; Tredegar $85; Common English $60; American country $95. Cut Nails 3 ¼@3 ½c. per lb.

Lard.--Western Lard 13 cents in bbls.; kegs 13@13 ½c.

Lead.--We quote 6 ¼@6 ½ cts. lb. for pig; bar 6 ½@7.

Leather.--We quote good stamp, middle weights 22@23 lb.; over weights 20@21; light 21@21 ½c.; good damaged 18 ½@20; poor 14 @17; upper leather $1.50@$1, as to size, weight and quality; Harness 35@36; Skirting, in the rough, 25@28; finished 31@35 cts.

Liquors--Brandy: Otard, Dupuy & Co., $3.25@7 gallon; A. Seignette, $2 ¼@4 ½; Sazerac $3 ¼@7; Hennessey, $3 ½@7 ½; Peach, scarce at $1@2 ¼; Virginia Apple, 60@85 cts.; do. old, 75@$1.50; Northern do., 55@85 cts.; imitation, 45@47 ½ cts.--Rum. New England, 40@45 for mixed; 59@55 for pure. Gin: Holland, $1.20 @1.75.

Lime.--85 to $1 from wharf. From stock we quote Northern $1.12 ½; Virginia 90@$1.

Lumber.--Clear White Pine, $45; refused do. $29; merchantable, $20@25 M. One inch yellow Pine Plank 10@12; three-quarter do. 9@11; 1 ½ do. $14@16; 1 ½ do. $13@14; 2do. $12.50@15. Flooring $18@20, face measure; Scantling $11@13 for heart and sap; all heart $16@20, according to size Garden Rails, heart and sap, 12 ½@13 each; all heart 18@25 Shingles $5@6 M. Weather Boarding $13@16. Inch Oak Plank $30@35. Buttonwood ½ inch $25@30. Inch Cherry $35; Poplar $20@25 M. Dressed Flooring, Virginia, $25@28. Dressed Flooring, Southern, 28@30. Laths $2.25 to $2.37 M for sawed, on the wharf.

Molasses.--New Orleans 60@cts.; Cuba Muscovado, in bbls., 32@37 ½ cts., in hhds., 25@30; English Island. 37 ½cts.; Ochenhousen's, 28.

Oats.--We quote 40 cents per bushel.

Offal.--Bran 15 cts.; Shorts 20; Brown Stuff 30, and Ship Stuff 65 bus.

Onions.--Red $2 per bbl., of near three bushels; Silver-skin $2 ½.

Peas.--None in market.

Plaster.--Lump — We quote $4 to 4 ¼ per ton. Claiborne's Richmond Ground $8.50 per ton packed; Sharpe's do, packed $8.50; loose 7.50.

Potatoes.--We quote Northern 60@65 cents per bushel.

Rice--5@5 ½c.

Rosin.--$1.70@1.75 bbl.

Rye.--We quote 75 cents bushel.

Salt.--Last sales from wharf $1.65; from store $1.75 per sack.

Saltpetre--9@10 lb.

Seneca Root--35@37 ½c.

Shot--7@7 ¼ cash, and time as to quantity, for drop and buck.

Starch — Corn 6@6 ½; Pearl 7@8 ½c.

Staves — Good oak, for flour barrels, we quote at $7@7.50 per thousand for green; $7.50@$9 for seasoned; Machine cut $7@$.

Sugars.--New Orleans Sugar, none in market. Cuba 7 ½@8 ½c: Porto Rico 8@9 ¼c., Loaf 11 ¼@1.c.; Crushed and Powdered 10 ¼@ 11; Coffee Sugar: A 10 ¼c.; B 10 Extra C 97/8

Tar.--$2@ bbl.

Teas.--Imperial and Gunpowder 55 $@1.20.

Tobacco.--There is nothing doing of consequence, and we continue quotations, which are little more than nominal. We quote interior Lugs at $2.25@2.5, good and fine $3@3.50; inferior Leaf $5@7, good $8@9; fine manufacturing scarce, price $12.50@23; good and fine English $6.50@10.50. fancy cases $2@90.

WheatWheat has declined 5 cents since our last week's quotations. We quote good to prime Red $1.25@1.39; do. White $1.45@1.50, on time with interest.

Whiskey.--Richmond Rectified 21@22 cents; Stearns' Old Malted Rye $1.50; other quantities 75@$1.50 gallon.

Wines.--Port, Burgundy $1@2.50 gallon: Port Juice $2.50@4. Madeira, Sicily 45@$1.75; Old Madeira $2.50@4. Sherry, Permartin, Dun and Gordon, Amontillado $2@6.

Wood — Wholesale: Oak $3.50@$3.75 cord; Pine $2.75@$3. Retail: Oak $5; Pine $4.50.

Wool.--Tub Washed sold at 35@37; unwashed third less. Fleece as in quality.

Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, &c.

Beef.--Beef Cattle have advanced at an average of 2 cents per lb. net on last week's quotations.

Veal.--None, or a very few in market — prices from $3 to $8.

Sheep.--Very scarce and poor--$3 and $5 being a fair estimate for the present supply.

Hogs--$8 ½ for corn-fed; $8@8 ½ for others.

Freights.

Foreign.--In foreign freights nothing doing for want of vessels.

money matters — Exchange.

Northern exchange--On New York and Philadelphia ¼@ ½ prem.

Such of the Stock Bank notes and of the Bank of the Valley, as are not taken by the Banks, are at a discount of ½ cent.

The notes of the Trans-Alleghany Bank are 25 cent, discount. Bank of Kanawha, no sale.

North and South Carolina Bank Notes ½@¼ cent, discount.

The notes of the Bank of Weston and the Bank of Manassas, 15 per ct. dis.

Gold and Silver ½ per cent. prem.

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