Financial and commercial.
Friday, March 10, 1863.
Specie and Bank Notes--The market for specie has been irregular for several days, but the majority of backers are still asking $4.25 premium.
Slaver may be quoted at $4.00. The buying rates are from 30 to 40 cts below this figures.
Back notes have declined.
We quote them at 70 to 75 premium.
Transactions in bills of exchange are right.
Bonds and Stocks.--The rates of the leading securities other than Confederate, continues to advance.
We quote Confederate bonds (100 mpeng date, at 100½ and interest; short dates, 100 and interest; do do 5 m) coupon, 115 and interest; 112 and interest; Virginia
registered 110; North Carolina co., 17; do eights 120 and interest; Bank of Commonwealth 11 Farmers Bank, 111; Exchange do., 108; Back of Virginia
, 78; Richmond
Produce and Groceries.--Business transactions have been interrupted by the storm, and there is very little doing in any branch.
Prices, with few exception, continue to have an advancing tendency.
There is no wheat offering and nothing doing except by the Government
lers. Flour under the operation of the impressment system, is up to $@31 for extract and $37@38 for Family.
Corn is in limited supply, but may still be quoted at $4.75@5. Corn Meal
market is animated, as usual and prices fully maintained; late sales at the Exchange
, as follows: Inferior Lugs $12@18; Good do $15@30 Common Leaf $25@40; Good do, $40@55 Bacon
$firstname.lastname@example.org per lb. Lard the same Butter $2.50@3. --retailing at $3.50. Eggs $1.50 per doz. Dried Apples $8.50@9.
Dried Peaches $14 @15.
Poratces $9@10 per bushel.--Brown Sugars
$1,email@example.com per lb. Molasses $10@11 per gal. Coffee $3 7t@ per lb. Salt 20 cents.--Rice