From New Orleans.
New Orleans, December 13.
--The receipts of cotton at this port are falling off, and the advices from the interior are to the effect that the maximum has been reached, and that there will in future be a steady decline.
Prices here are hardening in consequence, and parcels heretofore offering on sale have been withdrawn.
Shipments on joint account are quite a feature of the market.
Freights to Liverpool
rule at three farthings per steamer direct.