--A late issue of the New Orleans Delta
sugar there have been sold more than ten thousand hogsheads, of molasses more than sixty thousand barrels, of the present crop, than were sold at this date last year.
Though prices run low, they are better than they were in 1853, at our last large crop.
but for the heavy cost and great difficulties of transportation, the demand of the Confederate States
for sugar and molasses would be fully equal to the product of this State, and afford handsome paying rates.
This fact was greatly cloud some time ago the Northwest
was in the habit of buying a large portion of our crop, it was apprehended that the loss of that market would be a serious damage to our sugar producers, it is very obvious that this is an error, and that with proper facilities and means of transportation our products would command excellent rates, and be entirely consumed within the Confederate States
Under the operation of the Northern
tariff, the island sugars must advance to rates which will enable our producers to crowd them out of the Southern
market and to monopolize it.