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Richmond markets, Jan. 20, 1862.

The course of commerce continues without interruption of any interesting or new event. There will be no change, we imagine, until the opening of the blookade, should that event be brought about. That would occasion a complete revolution in every branch of commerce.

There is a remarkable degree of animation in the Tobacco trade, indicating the opinion amongst the Tobacco buyers that the article in which they speculate is not to be kept any very long time shut up here by the blockade. In that trade there are some very shrewd and wise men, who do not act without propriety and reason. They are well fortified by reasonable arguments in the policy they are pursuing.

There is no change of importance in our quotations, to which we refer the reader.--Confederate and State bonds hold their position firmly.

  • 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 — common, 30a33; fair to good, 33 to 37; choice, 40 cents.
  • Bread — Navy, 4 cents; Pilot, 5 cents; Butter 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, 60 cents; Tallow, 22a23 cents.
  • cotton--9½a10 cents per lb.
  • cotton Yarns--none. Candlewick, 50 cents per lb.
  • Corn — Improved. We quote 85a90 cents per bushel.
  • Corn Meal--$1a1.05 per bushel.
  • Cheese — the limited lots of country Dairy 35 cents per lb.
  • Dried Fruit--Peaches, unpealed, $3.00 to 3.50; Pealed, $5.00; Apples, $1.50 per bushel.
  • Forage — Timothy, $1.75a$2; Clover, $1.60a$1.75; Sheaf Cats, $1.50a$1.75; Shucks, $1a$1.25 per cwt.
  • Fertilizers — James river Manipulation guano, $60 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, 9½ cents; dry, 12a15 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, 60a70 cents, Stocks light; calf skins waxed, $48a55 per dozen.
  • Lime — Mountain unslacked, $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, 70 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, 15½a19 cents; crushed, 23 to 25 cts.
  • salt — sales by the sack at $25 for ground alum; fine, $37.50a$40 per sack.
  • Seeds — there are no Stocks of Clover or Timothy.
  • Soda — best English, 35a40 cents per lb.
  • Tobacco.--the Market animated, and prices rather better. We quote Old Lugs from $3 to $4; common and good from $5 to $8; fine from $8 to 9.75. no New offering.
  • Tallow — 15a15½ cents per lb.
  • wheat — we quote $1.25a$1.35 extreme prices for red and white.
  • Whiskey — Commom $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 — a little higher. We quote $4.50 to 6.00 gross per cwt. Fat Cattle not abundant.
  • Sheep.--Scarce; and we continue quotations at 5 to 8 cents per lb. Gross.
  • hogs — sales continue at $13 per cwt. Nett. Market firm, and good hogs Scarce.

    Money Matters.

  • Gold — we quote buying and selling extremes at 23 to 28 cents premium, and silver 15 to 20.
  • Bank notes — nearly all Southern Bank notes are taken on deposite by our Banks.--we note the following as rejected for the want of arrangement to make them current at Bank:
  • Georgia--City Bank, Augusta; Mechanica' 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 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. Lancaster & son, for the week ending January 30, 1862.

  • Confederate States bonds--$100,000,000 issue--100 and interest.
  • Tennessee State bonds--(interest suspended,) last sales, 60.
  • North Carolina State bonds — sales, 87½.
  • Virginia State Stock — sales, 86.
  • Richmond City bonds — last sales, 98.
  • Exchange Bank stock — No sale since dividend.
  • Farmers' Bank stock — sales, 100.
  • Bank of Virginia stock — sales 70.
  • Bank of the Commonwealth stock--sales 87½, ex. dividend.
  • Old Dominion Insurance Stock — last sales, 29.
  • Virginia Life Insurance Company Stock — last sales, $1.15.
  • Virginia 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 R. R., 1st mortgage bonds — no recent sales.
  • Va. Central R. R. 2d mortgage bonds--80.
  • O. and A. R. R. 6 per cent. bonds — no recent sales.
  • O. and A. R. R. 8 per cent. bonds — no recent sales.
  • South Side R. R. 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--60½.
  • James River and Kanawha stock — no recent sales.

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