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Gold and Bank notes.

--The buying rate for gold is $.90; selling $2.20@2.25 premium — transactions small. The business in Bank notes continues active, at a further improvement for Virginia and North Carolina, for which the brokers offer 97½ percent., for South Carolina and Georgia they offer 30. The selling rate of all kinds is 35.

Stocks and Bonds have undergone no change. From recent sales, we quote Confederate bonds (100 ) at 100 and int., with large demand; Va. registered 108, flat; North Carolina since, old, eights 120 and int; Va and Tenn. Railroad 1st mort. bonds 120 and int; do do. 2d mort 10½ and int; City of Petersburg bonds 125 and int; Bank of Rockingham stock 89; Richmond Fire Association do. 3d; Va. Fire and Marine Ins. Co. 40; Merchants' Ins. do. 83, Richmond and Petersburg Railroad 104; Richmond and Danville

Wheat--The receipts for sale are light, the larger portion being taken for Government contracts. We continue to quote at $3.90@4 for prime red, and 5 for prime white, as the ruling price, although some small sales may have been made at a slight advance on these figures.

Corn.--This article is selling at 83 per bushel and scarce.

Oats.--Market unchanged; selling readily at $2.

Flour.--We have no change to notice. The market is dull under a large supply. We quote Superfine at Extra $21.50@22, Family $14 @15.

Corn Meal.--Retailing at $3.50@$3.75 per bushel.

Tobacco.--Market quiet. We quote lugs at common leaf $6.50@13, fine shipping

Bacon.--Hog round 65@70 per lb. Some new coming in, which may command a little higher price.

Butter.--We quote by the package at $1.25@1.50, but the retail price in the market has gone up to

Groceries.--Sugars have again advanced, and the stock on the market is light. The last sales at auction were, however, in barrels, 80@84 cents per lb? While, clarified, $1.03. There is no brown for sale at less than 80 cents. Coffee sold at auction on Thursday at $3.78 per lb., and $4 was demanded yesterday by the grocers with an advancing tendency. Molasses, $4.50 per gallon by the quantity. Salt may now be quoted at 60 cents per lb. Common Rice, 7¼ cents per lb. Black Tea, $5 per lb., at auction.

Liquors.--The new regulation, admitting 150 barrels per month into the city, has yet had no effect upon prices; but like everything else, with the approach of Christmas, liquor has a tendency to advance We still quote prime Whiskey at $20, and Apple Brandy at $12 per gallon.

Forage.--Hay, $3.25; Oats, $3.25, Fodder, $3 Shucks, $2 per cwt.

Miscellaneous.--Navy Bread, 12 cents; Pilot, 14 cents, Butter, Crackers 16 cents. Soda do., 18 cents per lb., Irish and Sweet Potatoes, $3@14 per bushel, Onions, per bushel, and very scarce; Lard cents per lb., Country Scap 50 to 60 cents per lb; Clover Seed, $25@$30 per bushel; Timothy, nominal at $7--season over; Vinegar, $1.50 per gallon; Wool, firm at $1.55@$1.75 for common per lb for Morin.; Eggs, retailing at per dozen; Dreated Turkeys, 50 cents per lb.

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