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Financial and commercial.

Tuesday, April 28, 1863.
Specie and Notes.--The rate of premium for specie has undergone a decided decline since our last report. The brokers were selling yesterday and to-day at $4 premium for gold; $3.75 for silver. Bank notes are also lower. We quote buying rates at 50 @55; selling rates 70@75 per cent. premium. Transactions are represented to be light. Sterling Exchange $4.75@5 premium.

Bonds and Stocks--The chief item of interest in the stock market is the further advance in Confederate bonds, 15,000,000 coupons, which are now quotable at 200. Bonds of the 100,000,000, long dates, are firm at 110; short date bonds 103@106. We quote Virginia sixes, registered, at 112 and int. Bank, Insurance, and Railroad stocks remain at last quotations. Messrs. Davenport & Co.'s weekly auction sale did not take place on Saturday.

Produce, &c.--Prices in some of the leading departments of trade are somewhat irregular. In our last report Bacon was quoted with a margin of from $1.15 to $1.30. We since hear of sales at $1.20 to $1.30 for hoground, which we give as the present quotation. Beans and Peas are not so firm; we quote $18@20 per bushel. Butter $2.25@3. Corn $6@6.50 per bushel. Corn Meal is irregular; sales at $6.75, $7, and $7.50 per bushel. Candles — Tallow $2.50@3. Dried Apples $10@13; do. Peaches $15@18. Flour — Superfine $31@32; Extra $34; Family $35@36. Oats have declined; we note sales at $5 per bushel. Wheat — Very little offering; we still quote $6.50@7 per bushel for prime qualities of red and white.

Tobacco.--The improvement noted in the market for Leaf Tobacco is well maintained, and we quote as follows: Inferior Lugs, $12@20; good do., $24 @30; Common Leaf, $30@35; good do., $40@45; fine Shipping, $50@$60; fine Manufacturing, $60@75. An extra fine article would go as high as $90. There is nothing to notice in the market for manufacturing tobacco, except a continued dullness, with a range of prices from 73 cts. to $2.50, recording to quality.

Groceries.--Sugar $1.15@1.25. Molasses to $50@10 per gulice. Coffee $4@4.50. Rice 25 . 40@45 Ten, $6 @12 per 15,

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