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Financial and Commercial.

Thursday, May 28, 1863.
Specie and Notes.--The market is exceedingly dull, with little disposition manifested either to buy or to sell. We quote gold nominally at $5a5 50 prem, buying to selling rates. There have been no sales at $5.50 prem., so far as we can learn, unless effected by outsiders or "alley brokers." Bank notes are dull at 70a80 per cent prem.

Bonds and Stocks.--We have no changes to report in the prices of stocks, and accordingly renew quotations of the leading securities, viz: Confederate bonds, 100 m, 103 to 169, according to date; do 8 per cent. convertibles 110 and int; do, 15 m loan, 190 and int; Va reg'd bonds 112 and int; City of Richmond do 135 and int; North Carolina sixes 179, Importing and Exporting Co 800.

Produce, Provisions, &c.--The quotations given are wholesale. Wheat — nothing doing — we quote it nominal at 6.50 to $7. Corn very scarce; may be quoted a 9 to $10. Oats 6 to $6.50 per bushel. Flour — Superfine $32, Extra 34, Family 37 per bbl. Corn Meal $11 per bushel. Bacon — Hoground $1.45 to 1.59; a strictly prime article a shade higher. Butter $2.50 to 3 per lb. Lard $1.50 to 1.60. Candles $2.75 to 3 for tallow, $5 for adamantine.--Dried Fruit--Apples $10 to 12, Peaches $15 to 18 per bushel. Eggs $1.40 to 1.50 per dozen. Beans $18 to 20. Peas $15 to 18 per bushel. Potatoes $8 to 10 per bushel. Hay and Sheaf Oats $10 to 12 per cwt. Rice 18 to 20 cents per lb. Salt 45 to 50 cents per lb. Soap, 50 to 60 cents per lb. for hard country.

Tobacco.--Breaks small and receipts very light. The sales for the past few days have been insufficient to afford data for quotations, though they indicate a firm market, with an upward tendency.

Leather--Market unsettled. We quote as follows: Sole, $3.50 to 4 per lb.; Harness. $4 to 4.25, Russell and Wax Upper, $5 to 5.50; Wax Kip Skins, $6 per lb; Calf Skins, $300 to $325 per dozen.

Liquors.--We continue to quote Apple Brandy at $23 to 25; Whiskey, $28 to 32; French Brandy--Common, $45; genuine, $80 per gallon.

Groceries.--Brown Sugar, $1.40 to 1.55 per lb; no clarified or crushed offering. Molasses, $10.50 to 11 per gallon. Coffee, $3.75 to 4 per lb. lb.

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