Richmond markets, Sept. 16, 1861.
Since our report of last Friday, there have been no very material changes in the markets.
The reader will observe, however, that Common Whiskeys
have advanced as we intimated.
They would, and that Lime is in still better demand.
The prices' too, of several articles sold by our country patrons, are added to those herebefore given.
We will warn the reader here against supposing that our report of the markets has not been corrected merely, because there is an apparent sameness in the phases always and in the figures frequently.
We apply to men of high standing, in whom we can place reliance, and feel no doubt that this report is entirely worthy of acceptance as true.
We quote, as usual, the wholesale rather than the retail prices, and the buying rather than the selling figures:
.--Hog round, when bought in large quantities 22 to 24 cents; Hams, which it is almost impossible to procure separately, are worth from 8 to 10 cents more by retail.
butter.--26 cents by the quantity.
coffee.--Rie scarce, and worth 40 cents. No other kinds in market.
corn.--58 to 60 cents per bushel.
cotton.--14 cts. per lb.
Feed.--Shipstuffs 40 cents per bushel; Brown
stuffs 20 cents; Shorts
15; Bran 12½.
Flour.--By retail, $5 for Fine; $email@example.com for Superfine; $firstname.lastname@example.org for Extra Superfine, and $7@$7.25 for Family.
There is also a variety of Flour called Cross Middlings, which makes as wholesome if not as white bread as any other brand, selling at $email@example.com.
$1.25; Timothy $1.35.
Leather.--No Calfskin in market.
It is difficult, too, to fix quotations for other kinds, the market being very variable.
We quote Sole Leather 40@50 cents, as to quality; Upper $3.50@$6 per side; Harness Leather 50 cts. per lb.
Lime.--Next to none in market.
The prices, therefore, are scarcely quotable.
It would no doubt bring from $2.50 to $3 per barrel, if not more.
molasses.--New Orleans 65 cents with no other in market.
Lard.--20 cents in bbls.; 22 cents in kegs.
Oats.--37½ to 40 cts. per bushel Bailed Oats $1.25.
rice.--4½@5 cents, wholesale; a trifle higher by retail.
Salt.--$7, wholesale; $firstname.lastname@example.org by retail.--No Ground Alum Salt
sugar.--New Orleans, in lots, 14 cents; Coffee Sugars 14 to 17½ cts.; Crushed 22@28 cts.
tobacco.--The sales at the Tobacco Exchange
to day varied from $1.80 for a very inferior article to $16 for a fancy hogshead.
Of course neither the lowest nor the highest price is to be taken as an index to the market for the usual varieties offered.
We quote the prices at about what they were last Friday.
.--90 cts. for Red; $1 for White
Whiskey.--Quite a demand exists for this article.
Those who wish to procure a good article, and understand the state of the market, and the prospect for the future, are sending in their orders for a good article, while it may be had. Among Common Whiskeys
, Twenty per Cent, is worth 65 cents, and Ten Per Cent, brings 70 cents. A good article of old Mountain Whiskey cannot be bought for less than $1.25, and from this price up to $2 per gallon.