Thursday, June 15, 1863.
Specie and Bank Notes.--The rise in the "precious metals" continues, and curiosity will soon be excited to discover to what height of premium they will go. If there were only one hundred barrels of flour in Richmond
, prices would in a very short time go up to a "pretty figure," and so when the amount of gold offered for sale is reduced to a mere handful, as, comparatively speaking, it is to day, we should not be surprised that the premium ranges high, very high.
The brokers are now offering $7.50 for $1 in gold, and offering to sell, when they have any, at $8a8.50.
Bank notes are now quotable at 90a95 per cent.
prem.--auction sale of $5,650 at 92½.
Bonds and Stocks.--The market continues active.
At Messrs. Davenport
& Co's sale, last week, Confederate reg'd bonds 8's 1868-72 brought 102 ¼a103¼, do. do.
1876-'81 brought 104a105½, do. do.
15 m loan, coupon, 194a 196; Va. sizes, reg'd, long date, 130½ $125,000 R. & D R. R. bonds, sixes, at 133a 137½ Richmond
lmp'g & Exp'g Co. stock, $1,490--now held, we learn, at $2,000! We note private sales, since, of N. Carolina
sixes at 227½, do. do.
eights at 133 and int.; Merchants' Ina. stock at 95; James River
& K. Canal
22; Richmond Fire Ass'n 37½.
Produce, Provisions, &c.--The following quotations are wholesale; retail prices are fixed according to the views of dealers: Bacon
— hoground, $1 45a1 50 per lb. Beans, $15a16 per bushel.
Butter has declined, and we now quote it at $1 50a1 75 per lb. Corn — very little in market, it commands $10 per bushel readily.
, $11a12 per bushel — scarce and in demand.
--Apples, $10a12; Peaches, $15a18 per bushel.
Eggs, in demand, at $1 50 per dozen.
Forage has a declining tendency; we quote Hay
at $9a10 per 100 lbs; Fodder and Sheaf Oats
worth about the same, very little coming in. Flour — Superfine, $31a32; Extra, $32a33; Family, $36a37 per bbl. Lard, $1 50a 1 60 per lb. Oats, $6 per bushel.
Peas, $15a16 per bushel.
Potatoes — few in market, we quote Irish
, at $9a10 per bushel.
, $6 50 to $7 per bushel.
Groceries.--Sugars have again declined — we now quote prime Brown
, in bbds., at $1 35a1 40; in bags and bbls, at $1 40a1 50 per lb. Molasses, $10 50a11 per gal. Coffee, $3 75 a4 25 per lb. Tea — Black $8a10 per lb; Green
, $8 50a11. Salt, 40a45c per lb. Rice
18a20c per lb. Candles — Tallow, $2 50a2 75; Adamantine, $4 50a4 75; Sperm, $6 50a7 per lb.--Soap, 60c per lb.
Tobacco.--The breaks have increased for a few days past, by persons pushing their Tobacco into market to avoid the 8 per cent, tax. No change in prices.
We quote inferior Lugs $14a16; good do $17a19; fine do $20a25; inferior Leaf $35a40; good do $45a50a60; good manufacturing $65a70; fine do $80a150; fine bright wrappers $200a260; shipping $45a69.
Leather.--Sole $3 5ta4 per lb; Harness $3 75a4 25; Upper $4 50a5. Calfskins — none in market — would bring $325a400 per dozen.
salted Hides 95a$1 per lb, dry do $1 25a1 50.
Liquors.--Good Whiskey $30a35; Apple Brandy
$26a28; French Brandy
(imitation) $50a60; a pure article $100 per gal.