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Commercial.

Richmond Markets, May 9, 1861.
Remarks--The difficulty in making correct quotations of the markets, under existing circumstances, is obvious. Most of the surplus provisions in the city find their way into the Commissary Department, for State purposes. Groceries and all articles of subsistence are in demand, and sold in small quantities at high prices. Persons in the interior having produce for sale, would do well to send it forward without delay.

Wool is wanted by the manufacturers, and will realize good prices.

  • Apples.--season over.
  • bacon.--Mostly in hands of retailers, and prices irregular. Sides 18@29; plain Hams 18@21; Shoulders 15@16
  • butter — scarce and in demand. Prime fresh will probably command from 30 to 40 cents. 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., @23; Gunny do., 12@14
  • Beans.--white $1.00 bushel.
  • Beeswax.--81 cts.
  • Brooms.--$2.50@3.50, according to quality.
  • Buckets, &c.--Painted Buckets $2@$2.26 per dozen; three-hoop Painted Palls $2.25@2.50 per dozen; heavy Cedar Tubs, neat, $3.50@$5 per nest; heavy Cedar Feed Buckets $8.50 per dozen.
  • Candles.--Tallow 15 Per lb.; Jackson's 15; Hull's 16; Adamantine 22@25; Sperm 45; Patout Sperm 54@56
  • Cement.--James river $1.70@1.80 per bbl.; Northern Rosendale at $1.70@1.80.
  • Coae.--white and Red Ash Anthracite Coal, for grates $7.50 per cart load of 25 bushels, per ton of 2,240 lbs. $5; Poundry 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@20; 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 nail $4.50.
  • corn.--We quote 80@85 cts. Per bushel.
  • corn Meal.--city Bolted Meal 95@1; country 70@75 cts.
  • Cotton.--½ to 12 cts.
  • Cotton yarns, &o. Co. 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; stock accumulating. We quote 42@45 cts.
  • Fertilizers.--demand light. We quote Peruvian Guano $62½ per ton; Rumu's Tobacco Manure $15 per ton; an Mexican $25; Elide Island $48; Patagonian $25; Sombrero $3; Nevassa or Brown Columbian $30; Reese's Manipulated Guano $50; Rhodes' Super Phosphate of Lime $4; Robinson's Manipulated Guano $50; Hartman's (Richmond) Amonlated Super Phosphate Lime $40; do. Manipulated Guano $50; do. Bone dust $38 per ton.
  • Fish.--Nova Scotia cut $4.50; no. 3 MacKERELerel $7.50; no. 2, $. 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 conflued to home consumption. We quote Superfine at $8; extra $. Family $9.50@10.59.
  • 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@3.2. 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 $5. for New; $3@6.25 for Old. Timothy $4@4.25 per bushel. Orchard Grass $2.
  • hay.--$1.25@1.50 per cwt.
  • Hides.--Salted 8½@9 cents; dry 11@13 cts. Calf Skin $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 $80; American country $95. cut Nails 3½@4½ cts. Per lb.
  • Lard.--14 In tierces; 14½@15c, in kegs.
  • lead.--We quote 6½@6½ cents per lb. For Pig; bar 6½@7 cts.
  • leather.--We quote good stamp, middle w'gts, 28@30; upper leather $2@3.50, as to size, weight and quality; Harness 35@36; Skirting, in the rough, 26@28; finished 31@35
  • Lime.--$.50 from wharf.
  • Lime.--85 To $1 from wharf. From store, We quote Northern $1.12½; Virginia 90@$1.
  • Liquors.--brandy::Otard, Dupuy & Co., $3.25@7 per gallon; A. Seignette, $2½@1½; Sazerac $3½@7;Hennessey $6½@7½; peach scarce at $1½@2½; Virginia Apple 60@85 cts.; do., Old, 75@$1.50; Northern do. 55@85 cts.; Imitation 45@47½ 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; 1¼ do. $14@10; 1½ 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. Gardon Raits, heart and sap, 12½@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 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 50 cts.; Cuba Muscovado, none in Market.
  • 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 $2½.
  • Peas.--Black Peas $2.50 per bag of two bushels.
  • 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.--$1.65@1.75 per bushel.
  • Rice.--none in Market.
  • Rosin.--$1.70@1.75 per bbl.
  • Rye.--We quote 60@66 cts. Per bus.
  • salt.--$2.25 per sack.
  • Saltpetre.--9@10 cts. Per lb.
  • Seneca Root.--35@37½ cts.
  • shot.--8@8½ cts. Cash, and time as to quantity, for drop and buck.
  • Starch.--corn 6@6½ cts.; Pearl 7@8½ cts.
  • Staves.--good Oak, for flour barrels, We quote at $6 thousand; machine cut $7@8.
  • Sugars.--New Orleans Sugar We quote 8@9½ cts. Local 13 cts.; crushed and Powdered 8@9½c.: Coffee Sugar 12@12½c.
  • Tobacco.--the Receipts of Tobacco are light for the season, and the Market very much depressed. We quote interior Lugs at $1@1.50; good $1.75@.25; fine dry $1.50@3.00. interior Leaf $2.75@3.25; medium $3.50@4.00; good $5@6.50.--Stemming $5@6; for medium good and fine $7@8.5 @9; dry English $7@16. no fine manufacturing in Market.
  • wheat.--Receipts light and Market firm at $1.65@$1.60 for white; $1.35@$1.40 for Red.
  • Whiskey.--Richmond rectified 30@35 cents: Stearus' Old Maited 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, Dun and Gordon, Amontilado, $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; in demand.
Money Market.

Exchange is nominal, and We omit quotations.

sales of Stocks in Richmond,

reported by John A. Lancaster & Son, for the week ending may 9, 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 $75.
  • 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 recent sales.
  • Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad Stock, last sales $80.
  • Virginia Central Railroad Stock, no recent sales.
  • Richmond & Petersburg Railroad Stock, last sales $57ҥ
  • 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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