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Richmond Markets,Dec. 10.
There is no change whatever in quotations, except those of Corn, which are lower. The market is very dull, and most of the quotations are merely nominal.

Money matters continue stringent here; but we are led to believe, from the signs elsewhere, that our community is much better off than most leading commercial localities. The embarrassments caused by the political convulsion have spread far and wide, and are producing in many cities and manufacturing towns the most disastrous consequences. Nor is the end yet. In a short time we shall have accounts of disaster on the other side of the ocean, occasioned by the same causes which now afflict this country. Fanatics and knaves here and elsewhere will learn that they cannot carry on their work with impunity. If the misery they have wrought will only separate from the unthinking but well meaning part of society, and thus leave them to themselves, a great good will have been accomplished. But it may be feared that the present generation must pass away before public sentiment can be modified; and even whether it may be enlightened and improved or not, is altogether problematical. It is to be hoped that, whatever be the solution of our present difficulties, it will be not long delayed; but that it will soon be accomplished, and the nation or two or more, as it may be, settle down quietly under a condition of profitable industry and increased prosperity.


  • Bags — Seamless Bags, 25; Manchester do., 19 @23; Gunny do., 12@14
  • Beans.--White $1.37½@1.50 per bushel.
  • Beeswax.--32 to 33--active.
  • 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.
  • Butter.--We quote good Butter at 20 to 25; interior 8 to 10
  • Bacon.--Sides 12½ cents; Shoulders 10¼c.; plain Hams 12; Sugar-cured 13@13½c.; Todd's Sugar cured Hams 15
  • Coffee.--We quote Rio 14½@15½c; Laguayra, none in market; Java 16½@17 cts.; Mocha 18 cents Market firm.
  • Corn.--Market dull and quotations lower. We quote 50@55 cents per bushel. Sales of old have been made at these quotations. New is not so desirable, and would hardly bring them.
  • Candles.--Tallow 15 per lb.; Jackson's 15; Rull's 16 cts.; Adamantine 20@23; 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, $6.50 per cart load of 25 bushels, per ton of 2,240 lbs. $7; 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.
  • Coke.--For city consumption $5 per cart load of 25 bushels, for soft lump; soft half $4.50. Hard lump and half $4.50.
  • Corn Meal--85 cts. per bushel.
  • cotton.--8½ to 12 cents.
  • cotton Yarns. &c.--Cotton Yarns 21@22 cts.; CottonCordage 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; Patagoman $25; Sombrero $30; Navassa, or Brown Columbian $30; Reese's Manipulated Guano, $50; Rhodes' Super Phosphate of Lime $46.50 per 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 do., $5.
  • Flaxseed--$1.20@1.40 per bushel.
  • Flour Barrels--45 to 50 cts. for city made; Country have sold recently at from 20 to 30 cts.
  • Fruit.--Oranges; Havana $9 per bol. Lemons: $4.50@5.05 per box. Raisins: Bunch $2.75@$3, layers $3@3.25. Prunes 10 to 40 cts. per box, accordingto quality. Figs 2½@20 cts. per lb.
  • Flour.--We quote Superfine $6@6.50; Extra $7@7.25; Family $7.50@8. The market is very and nothing doing in the wholesale way.
  • Hay.--We quote $1.15 per cwt.
  • Hides — Salted 8½@9 cts.; Dry 11@13 cts.; Call 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. CutNails 3¼@3½c. per lb.
  • Lard.--Western Lard 13 cents in bbls.; kegs 13@13½c.
  • Lead.--We quote 6¼@6½ cts. per lb. for pig; bar 6½@7.
  • Leather.--We quote good stamp, middle weights 22@23 per lb.; over weights 20@21; light 21@21½c.; good damaged 18½@20; poor 14@17; upper feather $1.50@$4, as to size, weight and quality; Harness 35@36; Skirting, in the rough, 25@28 finished 31@35 cts.
  • 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, $2¼@4½; Sazerae $3¼@7; Hennessey, $3½@7½; Peach, scarce at $1¾@2¼; 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@16; 1½ do. $13@14; 2 do. $12.50@15. Flooing $18@20, face measure; Scantling $11@13 for heart and sap; all heart $16@20, according to size. Garden Raits, heart and sap, 12½@13 each; all heart 18@25 Shingles $5@6 per M. Weather Boarding $13@16. Inch Oak Plank $30@35. Buttonwood 5/8 inch $25@30. Inch Cherry $35; 5/8 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.
  • Oats.--We quote 35@40 cents per bushel.
  • Molasses.--New Orleans 50@55 cts.; Cuba Muscovado, in bbls., 32@37½ cts., in hhds., 25@30; English Island. 37½ cts.; Ochenhousen's, 28.
  • Sugars.--New Orleans Sugar, none in market. Cuba 7½@8½c; Porto Rico 8@9¼c., Loaf 11@11¼c.; Crushed and Powdered 10¾c.; Coffee Sugar: A 10; B 9¾c.; Extra C 9¾c.
  • Salt.--Last sales from wharf $1.65; from store $1.75 per sack.
  • Saltpetre--9@10 per lb.
  • Seneca Root--35@37½c.
  • Shot--7@7¾ cash, and time as to quantity, for drop and buck.
  • Starch — Corn 6@6½; Pearl 7@8½c.
  • Staves — Good oak, for flour barrels, we quote at $5 per thousand; Machine cut $7@$8.
  • Tar.--$2@2.25 per bbl.
  • Teas.--Imperial and Gunpowder 55 $@1.20.
  • Wines.--Port, Burgundy $1@2.50 per gallon; Port Juice $2.50@4. Madeira, Sicily 45@$1.75; OldMadeira $2.50@4. Sherry, Permartin, Dud 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 inquality.
  • Tobacco.--There is still no change in Tobacco, and quotations are little more than nominal. We quote interior Lugs at $2.25@2.50, good and fine $3@3.50; interior Leaf $5@7, good $8@9; fine manufacturing scarce, price $12.50@20; good and fine English $6.50@10.50, fancy cases $20@90.
  • Wheat.--We still quote good to prime red $1.20@1.25; do, white $1.30@1.35. Arrivals light — quotations on time.

Cattle. Hogs, Sheep, &c.

  • Beef.--Supply continues large. Extremes now quotable $3@$4 per cwt. gross. A lot of very fine Cattle sold last week as high as $5 per cwt.--The bulk of sales are from $3.50 to $3.75 gross.
  • Sheep.--Supply not very good. We quote sales, good to prime, at $4.50 to $5.50 per cwt. gross; fair to good, per head, sell at $2.50 to $5
  • Hogs.--Sales of corn-fed at $8@$8.25 per cwt.; distillery-fed $7.25@$7.75.

Money matters.

Exchanges and securities generally have grown worse since our last report. Stocks are lower, exchanges more embarrassed, and Bank notes at a greater discount. Until the country has a restoration of peace to its political relations, this tendency must go on, and a vast deal of misery and ruin, more than can now be well appreciated in the anticipation, be brought upon this nation and other great powers in intimate intercourse with it. We give below the best quotations we can obtain.

Exchange on the North is still scare and rates higher. We quote on New York 7; Philadelphia 6, and Baltimore 5 per cent. premium.

North Carolina Bank notes are 3, and South Carolina Bank notes are 5 per cent, discount, save the Planters' and Minens' Bank of Murphy, N. C., which is bought at 30 per cent, discount.

Specie 6 to 7 per cent premium

The notes of the foregoing Banks are bought by the brokers of this city at 1½@2 per ct. discount.


Virginia Bank notes that are at twenty-five per cent. Discount.

The notes of the following Banks are at 25 per cent. discount:

Bank of Manassas, Front Royal.

Bank of Weston, Lewis county.

Trans-Alleghany Bank of Jeffersonville, Tazewell.

There are probably few, if any, of the notes of the last named Bank afloat, as it has been discredited for some years.

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