Something about sugar.
We find in the commercial column of the Memphis Appeal
, of October 20th, the annexed statement of the price of sugar in New Orleans on the previous day, (the 19th,) and while it will afford consolation to buyers, we are not sure that it will be satisfactory to purchasers and consumers of sugar in this market:
"There was a fair demand on Thursday, especially for the better grades, with sales of 600 barrels at 3 cents for low common, 3½ to 3¾ cents for mixed lots, 4½ to 5½ cents for fair to freely fair; these are the grades mostly used by consumers; 7 cents for yellow clarified and 10 cents for choice white."
What does it cost to convey sugar from New Orleans to Richmond
Certainly nothing like the extreme price charged here by the merchants.