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Friday, January 23, 1863.
Specie and Bank notes.

--The brokers are generally paying $2@2.05 for Gold, and selling at $2.10 @2.20. For Silver they are paying $1.60@1.75, and asking $1.90@2.00. The rates are irregular. Virginia and North Carolina Bank notes are firm at 30@35 cents; South Carolina and Georgia 32½ @ 10 cents. Sterling Exchange $2.10@2.15 --same asking 2.20.

Bonds and Stocks.--We quote Confederate bonds (100 M loan) at par and int. The broken are now buying at this figure. The recent sales of Bonds of the fifteen million loan. We quote Virginia reg't, at 1.10, North Carolina do, 1.30, do 8's, 1.16 and int; Missouri 6's, 1.22; South Side R E guaranteed Bonds, 1.25; City of Petersburg do, 1.25; Exchange Bank Stock, 1.06; Farmers Bank, 1.05; Bank of Va, 73; Va Central R E Stock, 75.

Real Estate.--The old brick and framed dwelling (formerly the residence of Bishop Moore) on 5th street, between Clay and Leigh, was sold at auction on Wednesday, with a lot fronting fifty feet, for $8,475. The brick dwelling at the scut cast corner of Leigh and 5th streets--lot 26 by 150 feet-- brought $12,275. A dwelling on Gamble's Hill, formerly occupied by Mr. Thos. Dodamead was sold yesterday, at auction, for the sum of $15,300.

Wheat.--Prime qualities of Red and White, $3.42@3.50. These are the outside prices. Transactions are very small, except by the Government agents, and the city millers are unwilling to enter into competition.

Corn.--Very little in market. We quote it firm at $3.75.

Flour.--We note sales of Superane at $17.50@20.

Corn Meal--Scarce and in demand at 84 bushel, with an advancing tendency.

Tobacco.--The market continues animated and prices firm. We note recent sales as follow; Legs, $3.50 to 15; Common Leaf, $12 to 20; Fine Manufacturing, $30 to 45. Breaks and receipts very light.

Groceries.--Sugars — Brown, in hhds, fair to good, 88 @92c; prime 9½@9 in bbls, 89½@ $1.04; White Clarified, $1.10. Molasses had declined-- sales by auction at $9.87 gallon. Coffee, $4@4.25--retailing at $1.50. Tea — retail price $16 P Salt, 30 Rice, 10@12½c.

Provisions.--Bacon hoground, 75@80 cents in demand. Butter, $1.25@1.50. Cheese, $1.25@1.50. Lard, 95@$1, and in demand. Eggs, 90 etc @$1 p dozen. Irish Potatoes, $1 per barrel, Sweet, very scarce and high. Onions, $46@30 p bbl. Beans, $5@6 p bushel, Peas, 3½@4 p bushel. Turkeys, 60 cts. p

Fruit.--Apples scarce, and in less demand. We quote at $35 @40 p bbl; Pippins, 40@45 p bbl. Dried Apples, $5@6. Dried Peaches, $10 @12 p bushel.

Seids.--Timothy, $7; Clover, $27@30 p bush.; dollar — stock increasing.

Liquors.--Whiskey, $25; Apple Brandy, $25, French Brandy, $30 p gallon.

Auction Sales.--The sales at auction within the past few days indicate the following range of prices:

Brown sugar, 88@95 cts; clarified do, 104@103; coffee, $4@4.35 p lb; salt, 25@32 cts; molasses, $9.37 per gallon; green tea, $10.75 p lb; tallow candies, 93 @97 cts; was candies, $2.87@3.25; $1; cotton seed oil, $8.25 @9 p gall; peanuts, $11 p bushel; smoking tobacco, 33@72 cts; manufactured do, 31 @36 cts for common grades, 50@15 cts for medium, 90@115 cts for good to fine quality; shot 95 cts; powder, $5, dried apples, 25 cts p lb; dried peaches 35 cts p lb.

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