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From the Fri., Mar. 22, 1861 issue
Richmond Markets. March 21, 1861.

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

BACON.—Demand moderate. We quote Sides 10 ½@11 cts.; Shoulders 8 ½@ cts.; plain Hams 11 ½ @12 cts.;; Sugar-cured 13@13 ½ cents. Stock light.

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.

CANDLES.—Tallow 13 ½@14c. per; Jackson's 14c.; Hull's 16c.; Adamantine 18 @20c.; 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, $7.50 per cart load of 25 bushels, per ton of 2.240 lbs. $8; 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 bushels.

COFFEE.—We quote Rio 14@15 cents; Laguayra, 15½@18 cts.; Java 18@19 cents; Mocha 18 cts.

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.—We quote 60@62 ½ cts. per bushel.

CORN MEAL.—City Bolted Meal 75@30 cents; country 70@75 cts.

COTTON.—8 ½ to 12 cts.

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. Dried Apples from 40 to 50c. per bushel.

FEATHERS.—Dull at 44@45 cts.

FERTILIZERS.—Demand light. We quote Peruvian Guano $62 ½ per ton; Ruffin's Tobacco Manure $45 per ton; AA Mexican $25; Elide Island $48; Patagonian $25; Sombrero $30; Nevassa or Brown Columbian $30; Reese's Manipulated Guano $50; Rhodes' Super Phosphate of Lime $48; Robinson's Manipulated Guano $50; Hartman's (Richmond) Amoniated Super Phosphate Lime $40; do. Manipulated Guano $50; do. Bone Dust $38 per ton.

FISH.—New Nova Scotla Herrings, gross, $2.75@$3; a cargo of new No. 1 Halifax Cut Herrings arrived and sold at $4, on 4 mo.'s time. No North Carolina in market. Mackerel, large No. 3, new, $8.50; small do. $5.

FLAXSEED.—$1.20@1.40 per bushel.

FLOUR.—There are no sales for shipment. The stock of country is very limited, and sales confined to home consumption. We quote Superfine at $6.50@$6.75; Extra $7@7.25; Family $7.75@$8.

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

FRUIT.—Oranges: Messina $2.50 per box. Lemons; $4 per box. Raisins: Bunch $2.50@ $3; layers $3@3.25. Prunes 10 to 40 cents per box, according to quality. Figs 10 @20 cents per lb.

GINSENG.—35@40 cents, and in demand.

GRASS, SEEDS.—We quote prime Clover Seed $6.50 for new; $6@6.25 for old. 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.—$1.10@1.15 per cwt.

HIDES.—Salted 8 ½@9 cents; 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 $25. Cut Nails 3 ½ @3 ½ cts, per lb.

LARD.—Prime Western Leaf, in bbls., 11 ½@12 cents; kegs 12@ 12 ½ cents—all for new.

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

LEATHER. We quote good stamp, middle weights, 23@24 cts. per lb.; over weights 22@23 cts.; 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@35c.

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 ½@4 ½ Sazerac $3 ¼ @7; Hennessey $3½@7 ½; Peach scarce at $1 ½@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@55c. 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 $19@12; three-quarter do. $9@11; 1 ½ 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 @13 cts. each; all heart 18@25 cts. Shingles $5@6 per M. Weather Boarding $13@16. Inch Oak Plank $30@35. Buttonwood ½ inch $25@30. Inch Cherry $35; 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 cts.; Cuba Muscovado, in bbls., 33@37 ½ cts.; in hhds., 25@30 cts.; English Island 37 ½ cts.; Ochenhousen's 28 cts.

OATS.—30 to 35 cts. per bushel and dull.

OFFAL.—Bran 20 cts.; Shorts 25 cts.; Brown Stuff 35 cts.; and Ship Stuff 65 cts.; per bus.

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

PEAS.—None in market.

PLASTER.—Lump—We quote sales by the cargo at $4; small lots, $4.50 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 cts. per bushel.

RICE.—5@5 ½ cts.

ROSIN.—$1.70@1.75 per bbl.

RYE.—We quote 60@65 cts. per bus.

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

SALTPETER.—9@10 cts. per lb.

SENECA ROOT.—35@37 ½ cts.

SHOT.—7@7 ½ cts. cash, and time as to quantity, for drop and buck.

STARCH.—Corn 6@6 ½ cts.; Pearl 7@8 ½ cts

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

SUGARS.—New Orleans Sugar we quote 7@8 cents; Cuba 7@8 cents; Porto Rico 7@8 cents; Loaf 10 ½@11 cents; Crushed and Powdered 10 cents; Coffee Sugar; A 9 cents; B and Extra C 9c.

TOBACCO.—Sales still limited, at former quotations. Lugs $2 to $4; Leaf $4.50 to $11. No fine manufacturing in market. Stock on hand of the old crop very light, and mostly of inferior quality.

WHEAT.—Receipts light and market firm at $1.50@$1.55 for White; $1.30@$1.35 for Red.

WHISKEY.—Richmond Rectified 20 ½@21 ½ cents; Stearns' Old Malted Rye $1.50; other qualities 75 cts. @$1.50 per gallon.

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, Duff and Gordon, Amontilado, $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.