Gold and Bank notes.
--The buying rate for gold is $.90; selling $firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
--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.
.--Retailing at $3.50@$3.75 per bushel.
We quote lugs at common leaf $6.50@13, fine shipping
.--Hog round 65@70 per lb. Some new coming in, which may command a little higher price.
Butter.--We quote by the package at $email@example.com, 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.
, $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.