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From the Fri., Dec. 28, 1860 issue

APPLES.—Northern $2.50@3.50; Virginia Pippins $2.50 to $4.

BAGS—Seamless Bags, 25c.; Manchester do., 19@23c.; Gunny do., 12@14c.

BEANS.—White $1.37 ½@1.50 per bushel.

BEESWAX.—27 cts.

BROOMS.—$2@3. according to quality.

BUCKETS, &c.—Painted Buckets $1.87 ½@$2 per dozen; three hoop Painted Pails $2.25@2.50 per dozen; heavy Cedar Tubs, neat, $3.50@5 per nest; heavy Cedar Feed Buckets $6.50 per dozen.

BUTTER.—We quote good Butter at 20 to 25c.; inferior 8 to 10c.

BACON.—Sides 11 ½ cts.; Shoulders 9@9 ½c.; plain Hams 12c.; Sugar-cured 13@13 ½c.; Todd's Sugar-cured Hams 15c. Market dull.

COFFEE.—We quote Rio 14 ½@15 ½c.; Laguayra, none in market; Java 16 ½@17 cts.; Mocha 18 cents. Market firm.

CORN MEAL—City Bolted Meal 75 cts.; country 65 to 70 cts.

CANDLES.—Tallow 15c. per lb.; Jackson's 15c.; Hull's 16 cts.; Adamantine 20@23c.; Sperm 45c.; Patent Sperm 54@56c.

CEMENT.—James River $1.70@1.80 per bbl.; Northern Rosendale at $1.70@1.80.

COAL.—White and Red Ash Anthracite Coal, for grates, $6.50 per cart load of 25 bushels, per ton of 2,240 lbs. $7; Foundry do. $7 per ton of 2,240 lbs.; Bituminous Lump $5 per load of 25 bushels; Hail $4.50; Smiths' Coal 12@14c. per bushel.

COKE.—For city consumption $5 per cart load of 25 bushels, for soft lump; soft hail $4.50. Hard lump and hail $4.50.

CORN.—Old corn may be quoted at 60 to 65 cts., the latter in small lots. New 50@55 cts.

COTTON.—8 ½ to 12 cents.

COTTON YARNS, &c.—Cotton Yarns 21@22 cts.; Cotton Cordage 24 cts.; Seine Twine 27 cts; Carpet Warp 22 cts.; Wrapping Twine 22 cts.

DRIED FRUIT.—No arrivals. We quote nominally $1@1.25 per bushel.

FEATHERS—Dull at 44 to 45 cts.

FERTILIZERS.—We quote Peruvian $58; Ruffin's Phosphor Peruvian $50 per ton; AA Mexican $25; Elide Island $48; Patagonian $25; Sombrero $30; Navassa, or Brown Columbian $30; Reese's Manipulated Guano, $50; Rhodes' Super Phosphate of Lime $45.50 per ton; Robinson's Manipulated Guano $50 per ton; Hartman's (Richmond) Amoniated Super Phosphate Lime $40 per ton; do. Manipulated Guano $50 per ton: do. Bone Dust $38 per ton.

FISH.—New Nova Scotia Herrings, gross, $2.75@$3; No. 1 Halifax Cut Herrings $3.25@$3.50 from store. No North Carolina in market.—Mackerel, large No. 3. new, $8.50; small do., $5.

FLAXSEED—$1.20@1.40 per bushel.

FLOUR.—We repeat last quotations to the trade. Superfine $6.25@6.50; Extra $7@7.25; Family $7.50@7.75.

FLOUR BARRELS—45 to 50 cts. for city made; Country have sold recently at from 20 to 30 cts.

FRUIT.—Oranges: Havana $9 per bbl. Lemons: $4.50@5.05 per box. Raisins: Bunch $2.75@$3; layers $3@3.25. Prunes 10 to 40 cts. per box, according to quality. Figs 2 ½@20 cts. per lb.

GINSENG.—35@40 cents, and in demand.

GRASS SEEDS—We quote prime Clover Seed 6.25 $6.50; nominal. Timothy 4@$4.25 per bushel.—Orchard Grass $2.

GUNPOWDER—Dupont's and Hazard's Sporting $5.75; Blasting $3.75; Eagle Canister $14.25; FFF Canister $8.25. In quantities of twenty kegs and upwards, 50 cents a keg less.

HAY.—$1.15 per cwt.

HIDES—Salted 8 ½@9 cts.; Dry 11@13 cts.; Calf skins, green, $1@1.12. South American, none.

HOOP POLES—Flour bbl. $7.50@9 per 1,000; hhd. poles, $15.

IRON AND NAILS.—Pig Iron $28@34, as in quality and quantity; Swedes $400 per ton; English Refined $70; Tredegar $85; Common English $60; American country $95. Cut Nails 3 ¼@3 ½c. per lb.

LARD.—Western Lard 13 cents in bbls.; kegs 13@13 ½c.

LEAD.—We quote 6 ¼@6 ½ cts. per lb for pig; bar 6 ½@7.

LEATHER.—We quote good stamp, middle weights 23@24c. per lb.; over weights 22@23c.; light 23@23 ½c.; good damaged 21c.; poor 16@18c.; upper leather $2.00@$3.50, as to size, weight and quality; Harness 35@36c.; Skirting, in the rough, 25@28c.; finished 31@35 cts.

LIME.—85c. to $1 from wharf. From store, we quote Northern $1.12 ½; Virginia 90c.@$1.

LIQUORS—Brandy: Otard, Dupuy & Co., $3.25@7 per gallon; A. Seignette, $2 ¼@4 ½; Sazerac $3 ¼@7; Hennessey, $3 ½@7 ½; Peach, scarce at $1 ¾@2 ¼; Virginia Apple, 60@85 cts.; do. old, 75c.@$1.50; Northern do., 55@85 cts.; imitation, 45@47 ½ cts.—Rum: New England, 40@45c. for mixed; 50@55 for Pure. Gin: Holland, $1.20@1.75.

LUMBER.—Clear White Pine, $45; refused do. $29; merchantable, $20@25 per M. One inch yellow Pine Plank 10@12; three-quarter do. 9@11; 1 ¼ do. $14@16; 1 ½ do. $13@14; 2 do. $12.50@15. Flooring $18@20, face measure; Scantling $11@13 for heart and sap; all heart $16@20, according to size. Garden Rails, heart and sap, 12 ½@13c. each; all heart 18@25c. Shingles $5@6 per M. Weather Boarding $13@16. Inch Oak Plank $30@35. Buttonwood ½ inch $25@30. Inch Cherry $35; ½ Poplar $20@25 per M. Dressed Flooring, Virginia, $25@28. Dressed Flooring, Southern, 28@30. Laths $2.25 to $2.37 per M for sawed. on the wharf.

MOLASSES.—New Orleans 45 cents; Cuba Muscovado, in bbls., 32@37 ½ cts., in hhds., 25@30; English Island. 37 ½ cts.; Ochenhousen's. 28.

OATS.—30@35 cts. per bushel.

OFFAL.—Bran 15 cts.; Shorts 20; Brown Stuff 30, and Ship Stuff 60 per bus.

ONIONS.—Red $2 per bbl. of near three bushels; Silver-skin $2 ½.

PEAS.—None in market.

PLASTER.—Lump—We quote at $5 per ton.—Claiborne's Richmond Ground $8.50 per ton packed; Sharpe's do. packed $8.50; loose 7.50.

POTATOES.—We quote Northern 60@65 cents per bushel.

RICE—5@5 ½c.

ROSIN.—$1.70@1.75 per bbl.

RYE.—We quote 60@65 cents per bushel.

SALT.—Last sales from wharf $1.65; from store $1.75 per sack.

SALTPETRE—9@10c. per lb.

SENECA ROOT—35@37 ½c.

SHOT—7@7 ¼ cash, and time as to quantity, for drop and buck.

STARCH—Corn 6@6 ½; Pearl 7@8 ½c.

STAVES—Good oak, for flour barrels, we quote at $5 per thousand; Machine cut $7@$8.

SUGARS.—New Orleans Sugar, none in market. Cuba 7 ½@8 ½c; Porto Rico 8@9 ¼c.; Loaf 11@11 ¼c.;

Crushed and Powdered 10 ¾c.; Coffee Sugar: A 10c.; B 9 ¼c.; Extra C 9 ¾c.

TAR.—$2@2.25 per bbl.

TEAS.—Imperial and Gunpowder 55c.$@1.20.

TOBACCO.—Nothing doing. The holiday has suspended breaks. Last quotations: Inferior Lugs at $2.25@2.50, good and fine $3@3.50; inferior Leaf $5@7, good $8@9; fine manufacturing scarce, price $12.50@20; good and fine English $6.50@10.50, fancy cases $20@90.

WHEAT.—Nothing doing. Last quotations: Good to prime Red $1.10@1.15; do. White $1.20@$1.25.

WINES.—Port, Burgundy $1@2.50 per gallon: Port Juice $2.50@4. Madeira, Sicily 45c.@$1.75; Old Madeira $2.50@4. Sherry, Permartin, Dufi and Gordon, Amentilado $2@6.

WOOD—Wholesale: Oak $3.50@$3.75 per cord; Pine $2.75@$3. Retail: Oak $5; Pine $4.50.

WOOL.—Tub Washed sold at 35@37c.; unwashed third less. Fleece as in quality.

WHISKEY.—Richmond Rectified 21 ½@22 ½ cts.; Stearns' Old Maited Rye $1.50; other qualities 75c.@$1.50 per gallon.


BEEF.—Supply continues large. Extreme sales at $2.50 to $4.50 gross, the latter only for a few choice cattle. The bulk of sales were at medium prices.

SHEEP.—Supply not very good. We quote sales, good to prime, at $4.50 to $5.50 per cwt. gross; fair to good, per head, sell at $2.50 to $5.

HOGS.—Sales of corn-fed at $8@$8.25 per cwt.; distillery-fed $7.25@$7.75.


FOREIGN.—Nothing to add relative to foreign freights.

DOMESTIC.—The following are the present rates as coastwise freights:

New York.Boston.Philad'a.
Coal, per ton.$1.50$1.75$1.25
Flour, per bbl.202520
Tobacco, per hhd.2.503.002.50
Tobacco, per box202525

Coal to Baltimore, 3 cts. per bushel; Flour 12 ½ cts. per bbl.


We give below the best quotations we can obtain:

Exchange on the North is scarce and rates lower. We quote on New York 5 ½; Philadelphia 4 ½@5, and Baltimore 3 ¼@3 ½ per cent. premium.

North Carolina Bank notes are 2 ½. South Carolina Bank notes are 5 per cent. discount, save the Planters' and Miners' Bank of Murphy, N. C., which is bought at 20 per cent discount.

Specie 4@5 per cent. premium


  • All the Banks located in Richmond, and the branches of such as have branches.
  • Bank of Commerce, Fredericksburg.
  • Bank of Howardsville, Howardsville, Albemarle.
  • Bank of the Old Dominion, Alexandria.
  • Bank of Rockbridge, Lexington.
  • Bank of Rockingham, Harrisonburg.
  • Bank of Scottsville, Scottsville.
  • Central Bank of Virginia. Staunton.
  • Danville Bank, Danville, Va.
  • Farmers' Bank of Fincastle, Fincastle.
  • Merchants' Bank Lynchburg.
  • Monticello Bank, Charlottesville.
  • Southwestern Bank, Wytheville.
  • Branch of the Bank of the Valley, Staunton.
  • Branch of the Bank of the Valley., Christiansburg.


  • Bank of the Valley and branches, save at Staunton and Christiansburg.
  • Bank of Wheeling, Wheeling.
  • Manufacturers' and Farmers' Bank of Wheeling and branches.
  • Northwestern Bank of Virginia, Wheeling, and branches.
  • Merchants' and Mechanics' Bank of Wheeling and branches.
  • Bank of Charleston, Malden, Kanawha.
  • Bank of Berkeley, Martinsburg.
  • Branch of Bank of the Old Dominion at Pearisburg.
  • Bank of Phillippi, Phillippi, Barbour county.
  • Bank of Winchester, Winchester.
  • Fairmont Bank, Fairmont.
  • The notes of the foregoing Banks are bought by the brokers of this city at 1 per ct. discount.


The notes of the following Banks are at 25 per cent, discount:

Bank of Manassas, Front Royal.

Bank of Weston, Lewis county.

Trans-Alleghany Bank of Jeffersonville, Tazewell.

There are probably few, if any, of the notes of the last named Bank afloat, as it has been discredited for some years.