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Richmond markets, Sept. 30, 1861.

Scarcely any changes are noted to-day in our report of the markets from that published last Friday. There have been considerable arrivals of Sugar, and the article would seem to be much more abundant, and might, perhaps, at this moment, be quoted at from ½ to ¾ of a cent below our last quotations; but we have not indicated this change, inasmuch as if the arrivals should cease, the price at which they are marked would immediately be returned to. Common Whiskeys have again risen in price, and we now quote Twenty Per Cent. at 80 cts. and Ten Per Cent. at 88 cts. though there is no change in the better descriptions. Tobacco remains as before, and the prices of Lime and Leather would justify us in re-publishing our remarks of last Friday in regard to those articles. Wholesale and buying prices, rather than retail and selling ones, are quoted of many articles.


  • Bacon.--Hog round, when bought in large quantities, 22 to 24 cents, and of very dull sale; 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.--Rio, scarce, and worth 40 cents. No other kinds in market.
  • Corn.--58 to 60 cents per bushel.
  • cotton.--12½ to 14 cts. per lb., as in quality.
  • Feed.--Shipstuffs 40 cents per bushel; Brownstuffs 20 cents; Shorts 15; Bean 12½.
  • Flour.--By retail, $5 for Fine; $5.50 for Superfine — a slight decline; $6@6.25 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 $4.25@4.50.
  • Hay.--Clover Hay $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 at 60 cents; very scarce, and becoming more scarce daily; Upper scarce at $3.50@$6 per side; Harness Leather 50 cts. per lb. Hides — saited green, $8 to $8.50; green calf skins $1.25@1.36--scarce.
  • 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; $7.25@7.50 by retail.--No Ground Alum Salt in market.
  • Sugar.--New Orleans, in lots, 14 cents; Coffee Sugars 14 to 17½ cts; Crushed 22@28 cts.
  • Tobacco.--Common lugs, $1.75 to $2.25; better grades, $2.75 to $3.50; common leaf, $3.50 to $5.00; medium, $5.50 to $7.00; fine shipping, $8.50 to $11.00; fancy grades, as high as $17.
  • Wheat.--90 cts. for Red; $1 for White.
  • Whiskey.--Quite a demand exists for this article. Among Common Whiskeys, Twenty Per Cent. is worth 80 cents, and Ten Per Cent. brings 88 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.

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