Richmond markets, Oct. 16, 1861.
The markets show some changes since our last report, though prices continue irregular.
The retail trade depends entirely upon the supply — prices fluctuating with the scarcity of the commodity.--Wheat
is coming in slowly, though there is no change in quotations.
Corn has advanced, the quantity being inadequate for the demand.
Flour is dull under heavy receipts.
The tobacco market shows some activity, in consequence of investments by capitalists with a view to future operations.
The brokers are selling silver
at 15 cents and buying at 12 --very scarce.
Butter.--We continue to quote good and prime country at 25@30 cts, with a fair demand; inferior 15@20 cts ib.,
— Very dull at 28 cts. for Hog-round.
Corn — From 72 ½@77 ½c. bushe'--in demand.
Clover Seed.--None in market.
Coffee.--The stock of Coffee is almost exhausted, and prices are very irregular.
We quote at 38@45 cts. ib., at which prices but few can afford the luxury.
Flour.--Very dull at $4.50 for Fine; Superfine $5; Extra $5.75; Family $6.50@$7.
Sugars — Sugars are irregular.
12 ½c.; Porto Rico
very scarce; stocks of Brown
very light, prices high; New Orleans 12 @14; Refined New Orleans 15@16 ½c; Crushed 27, stock email; Coffee 5@20
Tobacco.--In manufactured Tobacco
there is but little doing.
There is an endless variety of grades and prices, ranging from 10 to 50 cents ib. We quote Lugs, of good weights, at $2 ½@½ inferior leaf $2 ½@5; good $6@7 ½ good and fine dry English
$5 ½@8 ½ and $ extra fine $10; fancy wrappers $@16.
.--The arrivals of Wheat
this week have been more liberal than at any time since the market opened; but we have no change in prices to report.
We quote Red at 90 cts.; White
at $1. Samples are not severely criticised, and a prime article of white would command a few cents more than our quotations.
in demand at $5.50; Pine $4.50.
Whiskey.--Old Rye $1.20@$2; Richmond Rectified 75@$1.10. Receipts and stock not ample.