Monday, June 8, 1863.
Specie and Bank Notes.--Dullness is the only characteristic of the market at present.
The brokers are firm, however, in their asking rates for specie, viz: $6 prem.
for Gold, $5.50 for Silver.
They offer $5.50 premium for gold and $5 for silver.
Bank notes are still quotable at 75 to 85 per cent, premium, but little doing.
Bonds and Stocks.--The only material change in prices since our last report is the advance in Confederate Bonds, of the 15m. loan.
We have not heard of any sales, but they are now held at 200.
We quote Confederate Bonds, 400m., at 102½109 and interest; do. sevens, 100 and int.; Va. Registered Bonds
, 115 and interest; North Carolina
sixes, 215; do. eights, 133 and int.; Orange and Alexandria Railroad eights, 1st mortgage, 110 and int; do. do., 21 mortgage, 105 and int.; Old Dominion Trading Co, $7,000. Importing and Exporting Co., $1,000; Richmond and Petersburg Railroad Stock, 140; Richmond and Danville Railroad do., 125; Richmond Fire Association, 37½, Insurance Co. State of Va.
Produce, Provisions, &c.--These quotations are wholesale.
— hoground, $1.45 a l.50 per lb. Beans, $15a16per bushel.
Butter, $2a2.50 per lb. Corn — with very little in market it is very difficult to give the quotations; we suppose it would bring $10 per bushel readily.
, scarce and in demand at $11a12 per bushel.
--Apples, $10a12. Peaches. $15a18 per bushel.
Forage — Hay
. $10 per 100 lbs; Sheaf Oats
, $10. Flour — Superfine, $31a32; Extra, $33a34; Family, $36a37 per bbl. Eggs, $1.25a1.50 per dozen.
Lard, $1.55a1.60 per lb. Oats, $6 per bushel.
Peas, $15a16 per bushel.
, $9a10 per bushel.
— but little doing; we quote at $6.50a7 per bushel for red
Groceries--Sugar; good Brown
$1.40a1.50 per lb. Molasses $10.50a11 per gal. Coffee $3.75a4.25 per lb. Tea $9a12 per lb. Salt 40a45c per lb. Rice
18a20c per lb. Candles $2.50a2.75 per lb. Soap 60c per lb.
Tobacco.--Breaks and receipts have some what increased.
The market is steady at the following quotations: Inferior Lugs $12a14; good do $18a23; fine do $24a27; common Leaf $25a30; good do $35a40; fine do $45a60; fine manufacturing $60a100.
Liquors.--Good Whiskey $30a32; Apple Brandy
$25a26; French Brandy
(imitation) $50; a pure article $75a80 per gal.