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Commercial.

Richmond Markets, Jan. 23, 1862.
There is nothing new of a commercial nature to notice. Quotations refer mainly to a very limited trade in almost every branch of business. The retail trade continues exceedingly animated. The leading articles in the grocery line are very scarce and high. Salt has reached fabulous rater. Those articles, such as sugar, which are produced in sufficient quantity for the consumption of the Southern Confederacy, and are nevertheless very high, are enhanced by the cost of transportation by railroad. That medium is so much occupied by the transportation of army stores and troops that it is difficult to obtain transportation for the trade.

Apples — Very high and scarce; we quote Pippins $10a12 per bbl.; other kinds, $8a10.

Bacon — Stock light and firm at 23 to 25 for hog round; Hams, 23a25 cents per lb.

Butter — Prime, 37½ cents; common, 30a33; fair to good, 33 to 37; choice, 40 cents.

Bread — Navy, 4½ cents; Pilot, 5½ cents; Water and Soda, 8 cents per lb.

Cement — James River; $2 50a3.00 per bbl.

Coffee — Rio, 75 cents per lb.; supply nearly exhausted.

Candles — Adamantine, 55a60 cents; Tallow, 20a22 cents.

Cotton--9¼a10 cents per lb.

Cotton Yarns--28a29 cents and scarce; Candlewick, 50 cents per lb.

Corn — Steady at 55 cents per bushel.

Corn Meal--95 cts a81 per bushel.

Cheese — The limited lots of Country Dairy 35 cents per lb.

Dried Fruit--Peaches, unpeeled, $3.00 to 3.50; Pealed, $3.00; Apples, $1.50 per bushel.

Forage — Timothy, $1.75a$2; Clover, $1.60a$1.75; Shelf Oats, $1.50a$1.75; Shucks, $1a$1.25 par cwt.

Fertilizers — James River Manipulation guano, $80 per ton; stock small and rapidly reducing. Mexican guano, $25; Sombrero, $35; Bone Ash, $40. Stocks exceedingly light.

Feathers — Quiet, at 37½ cents per lb.

Flaxseed — Nominal; $1.50.

Flour — We quote Superfine at $6.75a$7; Extra $7.25a$7.50; Family $8a$8.50; all by the dray load.

Hides — Green, 6 cents; salted, 9 cents; dry, 12a18 cents.

Iron--English refined and American, but a small supply, which is sold in limited quantities at 8 cents per lb.; Swedes, none in market.

Lard — 21a23 cents.

Leather--Upper we quote at $1 per lb.; and dull; Harness 68a75 cents per lb; Sole, 50a70 cents, stocks light; calf skins waxed, $48a55 per dozen.

Lime — Mountain unstacked, $1.75 to $2.25 per bbl.; according to quantity.

Molasses — New Orleans, 90a95 cents; golden syrups (Richmond) 85 cents.

Nails — Old Dominion. 9½ cents.

Offal (mill)--Bran, 20 cents; shorts, 25 cents. Brownstuffs, 30 cents; shipstuffs, 60 cents.

Oil — Tanners', $1.12a1.50; machine, $1.50a$2 per gallon.

Oats — We quote 80a85 cents per bushel, and scarce.

Rye — 90a$1.10 per bushel.

Sugars — Brown, 12½a14 cents per lb.; coffee, 15½a18 cents; crushed, 23 to 25 cts.

Salt — Sales by the sack at $30 for ground alum; fine, $37.50a$40 per sack.

Seeds — There are no stocks of clover or timothy.

Soda — Pure 35a37 cents per lb.

Tobacco — Sales of the week show that there is considerable animation in the market, and prices higher and firm. We quote lugs at $2.75a$4; common leaf, $4.50a$5.50; good leaf, $5.50a $7.75. No prime offering. All now sold is old Tobacco.

Tallow — 13a15 cents per lb.

Wheat — Has advanced 5 cents per bushel. We quote $1.25a$1.35, extreme prices for red and white.

Whiskey — Common $1.50 per gallon; better and superior qualities $2a3; old malted (Stearns & Co.) $3.50.

Wool — Market firm, and arrivals light 90 a 95 cents per pound.


Cattle, & c.

Beef — Sales this week at $3.50 to $5 gross; but no choice cattle were offered.

Sheep — Scarce; and we continue quotations at 5 to 8 cents per lb. gross.

Hogs.--Last sales at $13, and market dull.


Money matters.

Gold — We quote buying and selling extremes at 23 to 28 cents premium, and silver 15 to 25.

Bank notes — Nearly all Southern Bank notes are taken on deposit by our Banks.--We note the following as rejected for the want of arrangement to make them current at Bank;

Georgia--City Bank, Augusta; Mechanics' Bank, do; Bank of Augusta; Augusta Insurance and Banking Company; all 1 per cent. discount; and Bank of the Empire State, Rome, Ga., and Northwestern Bank, Ringgold, Ga., 2 per cent; discount.

North Carolina--Bank of Lexington; Bank of Clarendon; Bank of Commerce, Newbern; Bank of Fayetteville, and Bank of Washington all 1 per cent. discount.

The Banks to-day determined to take the notes of the Bank of Pittsylvania, Danville, on deposit.

The notes of the Wheeling Banks, Bank of Berkeley, and Bank of Philippi, are taken by Brokers at par. Bank of Fairmont 10 per cent. discount.


Sales of Stocks in Richmond.--Reported by John A. Lantostes-- &--Son, for the week ending January 23, 1862.

Confederate States bonds--$100,000,000 issue--100 and interest.

Tennessee State bonds--(interest suspended,) last sales, Co.

North Carolina State bonds — sales, $7½

Virginia State Stock — sales, 86.

Richmond City bonds — last sales, 95.

Exchange--Bank stock — No sale since dividend.

Farmers' Bank stock — sales, 95½.

Bank of Virginia stock — sales 67½.

Bank of the Commonwealth stock--sales 87½, ex. dividend.

Old Dominion Insurance Stock — last sales 28.

Virginia Life Insurance Company Stock — last sales, $1.15.

Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance--80.

Richmond Fire Association Stock — last sales at auction, $30.

Insurance Company of the State of Virginia--no recent sales.

Merchants' Insurance stock — no recent sales.

Va Central E. R., 1st mortgage bonds — no recent sales.

Va. Central E. R. 2d mortgage bonds — no recent sales.

O. and A. E. R. 8 per cent. bonds — no recent sales.

O. and A. E. R. 8 per cent. bonds — no recent sales.

South Side R. E. bonds — no recent sales.

Richmond, Fredericksburg and P. Railroad stock — last sales 77.

Va. Central Railroad stock — sales, 45.

Richmond and Petersburg Railroad stock — sales 75.

Richmond and Danville Railroad stock--50, James River and Kanawha stock — no recent sales.

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