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e 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 102¼a103½, do. do. 1876-81 brought 104a106½, do. do. 15 m loan, coupon, 194a196; Va. sixes, reg'd, long date, 130½; $125,000 R. & D. R. R. bonds, sixes, at 133a137½; Richmond Imp'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 Inc. stock at 95; James River & K. Canal 22; Richmond Fire Ass'n 37½. Produce, Provisions, &c.--The following quotations are wholesale; retail
e premium recently prevailing is calculated to give a false impression of the extent of the depreciation of Confederate Treasury issues, and to encourage the schemes of speculators and others who are interested in discrediting the currency. Quotations will therefore be omitted for the present. Bonds and Stocks.--The following quotations are based chiefly on recent auction sales: Confederate bonds, 8's, reg'd, 101a111; do do coupon, 103a110½ do do 7's, 100¼ do do reg'd convertibles, 112a114; do do 15 M loan, reg'd, 137½ do do 6 per cents, 95½ Va reg'd bonds 200a209½ according to date of redemption; N. C. 8's, 160; Richmond city bonds, 1870, 213, Norfolk city do, 1872, 140; Fredericksburg do, 126; Richmond and Danville R. R. bonds. 210½Richmond and York River R. R. do, 161; Farmers' Bank stock, 152; Bank of Common w'h, 149a154; Bank of Richmond, 114; Traders' Bank, 140; Manchester C. and W. Manuf'g Co, 400; Old Domion Ins stock, 55½ R, F & P M. R, 155; Orange and Alex R. R
Financial and Commercial. At the auction sales of Messrs Lancaster & Co. on Wednesday last, the following prices were realized: Confederate Bonds.--Eight per cent, bonds coupons, due 1864 to 1868, '$110 to 110½ and int; eight per cent bonds, coupon, due 1872 to 1878, 120½a and int; eight per cent bonds, registered, due 1866 to 1879, 120a121, and int; 7 per cent bonds 106½ and int; 6 per cent bonds, 96a98, and int; bonds of 15 M loan, coupon, 171½a175, and int; bonds of 15 M loan, regist's, 160, int; cotton interest loan, 175--flat. Other Bonds.--N. C. 6's, old issue, 580; N. C. 8's, 285, and int. No other State bonds sold. A bond of $1,000 of the Florida railroad company brought 150 per hundred. Bank and other Stocks.--Bank of Commonwealth, 190a193; Bank of Richmond, 141; Traders' Bank, 180; Exchange Bank, 178; Virginia Fire and Marine Insurance, 86; Merchants' Insurance, 62½a63, Richmond and Petersburg Trading company 505. The same firm also sold $19,100 of
tion to the other, and he provides that the heirs may live on the place in common, contributing equally to its support. When any of his blood relations cease to reside on the place, then the house and land is to revert to the Government then having dominion over them. He wills that his slaves shall be free, as follows: the day of emancipation being July 4: Gilbert Kay, 1866; James Brown, 1865, June, 1867; Ellen Brown, 1870; Henry Brown, 1878; William Brown, 1881; Judson, 1887; Lucy, 1872; Charles Sumner, 1876; and Ben, an old man; whenever he sees proper to take his freedom. He desires that the remains of his late wife shall be interred in the Congressional Burying Ground, and put in a coffin made of granite, the top to be placed on two granite pins, one inch in diameter, and one inch in height.--So that they may be placed in a fire proof building to be erected in the southeast end of the garden, which is to hold the stereotype plates of the Congressional Globe. He direc
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