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Richmond Markets, May 2, 1861.
Apples.--Season over.

Bacon.--Market firm. Sides 16@17; plain Hams 16; Todd's 17@18; Shoulders 9; Sugar-cured 13@13 ½c.

Butter.--Prime fresh will command from 25 to 30 cents, and lower grades from 15 to 20 cents, according to quality. We would call the attention of all farmers west of the Blue Ridge to the making of superior Butter, which has been heretofore so much neglected, and push it forward in small neat packages. We must look to Virginia for our Butter. Will she respond?

Bags.--Seamless Bags, 25; Manchester do., 18@23; Gunny do., 12@14

Brans.--White $1@1.10 per bushel.

Beeswax.--31 cts.

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

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

Candles.--Tallow 13 ½@14 per lb.; Jackson's 14; Hull's 16; Adamantine 18@20; Sperm 45; Patent Sperm 54@56

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

Coal.--White and Red Ash Anthracite Coal, for grates, $7.50 per cart load of 25 bushels, per ton of 2,240 lbs. $3; Foundry do. $7 per ton of 2,240 lbs.; Bituminous Lump $5 per load of 25 bushels; Hall $4.50; Smiths' Coal 12 @14 per bushel.

Coffee.--We quote Rio 18; Laguayra 20; Java 22

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 80@85 cts. per bushel.

Corn Meal.--City Bolted Meal 95@$1; country 70@75 cts.

Cotton.--8 ½ to 12 cts.

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

Dried Fruit.--No arrivals, Dried Apples from 70 to 75 per bushel.

Feathers.--Dull at 44@45 cts.

Fertilizers.--Demand light. We quote Peruvian Guano $62 ½ per ton; Ruffin's Tobacco Manure $45 per ton; Aa Mexican $25; Elide Island $48; Patagonian $25; Sombrero $30; Nevassa or Brown Columbian $30; Reese's Manipulated Guano $50; Rhodes' Super Phosphate of Lime $48; Robinson's Manipulated Guano $50; Hartman's (Richmond) Ammoniated Super Phosphate Lime $40; do. Manipulated Guano $50; do. Bone Dust $38 per ton.

Fish.--Nova Scotia cut $4.50; No. 3 Mackerel $7.50; No. 2$9. No North Carolina in market.

Flaxseed.--$1.20@1.40 per bushel.

Flour.--There are no sales for shipment. The stock of country is very limited, and sales confined to home consumption. We quote Superfine at $8; Extra $8.50; Family $9.

Flour Barrels.--45 to 50 cts. for city made; Country have sold recently at from 20 to 30 cts.

Fruit.--Oranges: Messina $2.50 per box. Lemons; $4 per box. Raisins; Bunch $2.50@ $3; layers $3@3.25. Prunes 10 to 40 cents per box, according to quality. Figs 10 @20 cents per lb.

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

Grass Seeds.--We quote prime Clover Seed $6.50 for new; $6@6.25 for old. 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; Fff Canister $8.25. In quantities of twenty kegs and upwards, 50 cents a keg less.

Hay.--$1.20@1.25 per cwt.

Hides.--Salted 8 ½@9 cents; dry 11@13 cts. Calf Skins, green, $1@1.12. South American, none.

Hoop Poles.--Flour bbl. $7.50@9 per 1,000; hhd. poles, $15.

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 ½ cts. per lb.


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

Leather. We quote good stamp, middle weights, 23@24 cts. per lb.; over weights 22 @23 cts.; light 23@23 ½c.; good damaged 21; poor 16@18; upper leather $2.00@3.50, as to size, weight and quality; Harness 35@36; Skirting, in the rough, 25@28; finished 31@35

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

Liquors.--Brandy: Otard, Dupuy & Co., $3.25@7 per gallon; A. Seignette, $2 ¼@4 ½; Sazerac $3 ¼@7; Hennessey $3 ½@7 ½ Peach scarce at $1 ¼@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; 50@55 for pure. Gin: Holland $1.20@1.75.

Lumber.--Clear White Pine $45; refused do. $29; merchantable $20@25 per M. One inch Yellow Pine Plank $10@12; three-quarter do. $9@11; 1 ¼ do. $14@16; 1 ½ do. $13@14; 2 do. $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 cts. each; all heart 18 @25 cts. Shingles $5@6 per M. Weather Boarding $13@16. Inch Oak Plank $30 @35. Buttonwood inch $25@30. Inch Cherry $35; Poplar $20@25 per M. Dressed Flooring, Virginia, $25@28. Dressed Flooring, Southern, $28@30 Laths $2.25 to $2.37 per M for sawed, on the wharf.

Molasses.--New Orleans 50 cts.; Cuba Muscovado, in bbls., 35 cts.; in hhds., 30@33 cts.; English Island 30@33 cts.; Ochenhousen's 28 cts.

Oats.--40 to 45 cts. per bushel.

Offal.--Bran 20 cts.; Shorts 25 cts.; Brown Stuff 35 cts.; and Ship Stuff 65 cts. per bus.

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

Peas.--None in market.

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

Potatoes.--We quote Northern $1.50@1.75 per bushel.

Rice.--5@5 ½ cts.

Rosin.--$1.70@1.75 per bbl.

Rye.--We quote 60@65 cts. per bus.

Salt.--Last sales from wharf $1.40; from store $1.60 per sack.

Saltpetre.--9@10 cts. per lb.

Seneca Root.--35@37 ½ cts.

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

Starch.--Corn 6@6 ½ cts.; Pearl 7@8 ½ cts.

Staves.--Good oak, for flour barrels, we quote at $5 per thousand; Machine cut $7@8.

Sugars.--New Orleans Sugar we quote 7@8 cents; Cuba 7@8 cents; Porto Rico 7@8 cents; Loaf 10 ½@11 cents; Crushed and Powdered 10 cents; Coffee Sugar; A 9 cents; B and Extra C 9

Tobacco.--Sales still limited, at former quotations. Lugs $1.50 to $3; Leaf $4 to $10. No fine manufacturing in market. Stock on hand of the old crop very light, and mostly of inferior quality.

Wheat.--Receipts light and market firm at $1.50@$1.60 for White; $1.30@ $1.37 ½ for Red.

Whiskey.--Richmond Rectified 29@30 cents; Stearns' Old Malted Rye $1.50; other qualities 75 cts.@$1.50 per gallon.

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

Wood.--Wholesale: Oak $3,50@$3.75 per 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.

Money matters.

We give below the best quotations we can obtain:

The Banks are charging on New York and Baltimore 5 per cent North Carolina money 5 per cent dis; South Carolina 1 per cent. dis. All Va. money par.

Sales of stocks in Richmond,

Reported byJohn A. Lancaster & Son,for the weekending May 2d, 1861.

Virginia 6 per cent. Registered Bonds, sales $59@$60.

Richmond City Bonds, last sales offered at $85.

Petersburg City Bonds, no recent sales.

Lynchburg City Bonds, no recent sales.

Norfolk City Bonds, no recent sales.

Exchange Bank Stock, no recent sales.

Farmers' Bank Stock, last sales $95.

Bank of Virginia Stock, last sales $65.

Bank of the Commonwealth Stock, last sales $90.

Richmond & Danville Railroad Bonds, guaranteed by State of Virginia, no recent sales.

Virginia Central Railroad Bonds, guaranteed by the State of Virginia, no recent sales.

City of Petersburg Bonds, guaranteed by the State of Virginia, no recent sales.

Old Dominion Insurance Co. Stock, guaranteed by the State of Virginia, no recent sales.

Richmond Fire Association Stock, last sales $35.

Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance Stock, last sales $38.

Merchants' Insurance Stock, no recent sales.

Virginia Central Railroad 1st Mortgage Bonds, no recent sales.

Virginia Central Railroad 2d Mortgage Bonds, last sales $80.

Virginia and Tennessee Railroad 1st Mortgage Bonds, no recent sales.

Virginia and Tennessee Railroad 2d Mortgage Bonds, last sales $78.

Virginia and Tennessee Railroad 3d Mortgage Bonds, no recent sales.

Orange and Alexandria Railroad 6 per cent. Bonds, no recent sales.

Orange and Alexandria Railroad 8 per cent. Bonds, no recent sales.

Manassas Gap Railroad 6 per cent. Bonds, no recent sales.

South-Side Railroad Bonds, no recent sales.

South-Side Railroad Bonds, guaranteed by Petersburg, no resent sales.

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Stock, last sales $80.

Virginia Central Railroad Stock, no recent sales.

Richmond & Petersburg Railroad Stock, last sales $57 ½.

Richmond & Danville Railroad Stock, no recent sales.

James River & Kanawha Stock, no recent sales.

Virginia Life Insurance Co. Stock, no recent sales.

Insurance Company State of Virginia, no recent sales.

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