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July 27, 2012

Price of Goods in Boston, March 6, 1856 part 3

This is a rendering of the typographical symbol used in this newspaper for ‘per’.

From the Boston Press and Post

 

COAL, per caldron

Cannel, cargo,             12 00 @ 13 00

Newcastle, do             none

Pictou, do                    none

Sydney, do                   none

Virginia, do                 — @ —

Lackawana, per ton     none

Lehigh, retail,              9 00 @ — —

Cumberland                 5 75 @ 6 00

Schuylkill, red ash       none

Do, white ash              none

 

COCOA, per pound

Caraccas,                    — @ —

Guayaquil                    — @ —

Para                             — @ —

St. Domingo                — 8 ¾ @ — 9 ½

Surinam                       — @ —

Trinidad                      — @ —

Cayenne                       — @ —

 

COPPER, per pound

Pig                               — @ —

Sheathing, Am.            — 32 @ — 33

Do, English                 — 32 @ — —

Bolts                            — 33 @ — —

Braziers’                     — 35 @ — —

Old                              — 24 @ — 26

Yellow Sg. Metal        — 26 @ — —

Zinc Sh’g Metal           — @ —

Do, do, Nails               — @ —

 

CORKS, per gross

Common                      — 6 @ — 12

Velvet                          — 35 @ — 40

 

HEMP, per 2240 pounds

Russia, clean               285 00 @ 290 00

Do, half, do                 — @ —

Do, outshot                  — @ —

Kentucky, dew rotted 170 00 @ 200 00

Do, snow do                240 00 @ 270 00

Do, water do               — @ —

Manila, per pound       — 11 @ — 11 ¼

 

HOPS, per pound

1st sort, 1855               — 7 @ — 8

1st sort, 1854               — @ —

 

LEAD, per 100 pounds

Pig                               7 25 @ 7 37

Bar                              — @ —

Sheet                           8 00 @ —

Foreign Pig                  6 75 @ 7 00

 

PAINTS, per pound

White Lead, ground pure — 8 ¼ @ — 8 ¾

Do, do, extra               — 7 ¼ @ —

Do, do, No. 1              — 6 ¾ @ —

Do, dry, pure               — 7 ¾ @ —

Do, do, No. 1              — 6 ¼ @ —

Spanish Brown, Am.   — ¾ @ — 1

Do, do, English           none

Verdigris                     — 36 @ — 39

Red Lead, Am.            — 7 ½ @ — 7 ¾

Do, English                 — @ —

Ochre, yellow, Fr.       — 1 ¼ @ — 1 ¾

Chrome Yellow           — 17 @ —

Prussian Blue              — 55 @ — 65

Vermillion, Am.          — 18 @ —

Do, Chinese                 1 20 @ 1 25

Do, Trieste                  1 50 @ —

Litharge                       — 7 ½ @ — 7 ¾

Paris White, Am.         — ½ @ —

Do, English                 — 1 ¼ @ — 1 ½

Whiting, fine                — 1 ¼ @ —

Do, common                — 1 ½ @ —

Venetian Red, per cwt — @ 2 25

 

PLASTER PARIS, per ton 2 50 @ 2 75

 

PROVISIONS, per bbl, 4 mos.

Beef, Extra Mess         15 00 @ 15 50

Do, Mess                     13 50 @ 14 50

Do, Navy                     — @ —

Do, No. 1                    — @ —

Do, Prime                    — @ —

Pork, Extra Clear        — @ 20 00

Do, Clear                    19 00 @ 19 50

Do, Mess                     17 00 @ 17 50

Do, Prime                    14 50 @ 15 00

Butter, N.Y. extra        — 25 @ — 26

Do, Vermont                — 25 @ — 26

Do, common                — 20 @ — 23

Cheese, Eng. Dairy      — @ —

Do, Vt., extra               — 10 ½ @ — 11 ½

Do, new                       — @ —

Hams                           — 10 ½ @ — 11

Do, Southern and Western — @ —

Lard, kegs,                   — 12 @ — 12 ¼

Do, bbls.                     — 11 @ — 11 ½

 

SALERATUS, per lb  — 4 ¾ @ — 5

 

SHEETING, per piece, s.p.

Brown                         8 50 @ 9 00

Bleached                     9 75 @ 10 25

 

SOAP, per pound

American, No. 1          — 4 ½ @ — 4 ½

Do, No. 2                    — @ —

Do, No. 3                    — 7 @ —

Castile                         — 11 ½ @ — 11 ¾

Do, American              — 4 ¼ @ — 7

Do, Candia                  — 7 @ — 9

 

SPICES, per pound

Cassia, in mats            — 37 @ — 38

Do, in cases                 — @ —

Mace                           — 82 @ — 84

Nutmeg, No. 1             — 93 @ — 95

Do, No. 2                    — @ —

Cloves                         — 13 @ — 13 ¾

Pepper, Sumatra          — 11 @ –11 ½

Pimento, Jamaica        — 12 @ — 12 ¼

Ginger, ground — @ —

Do, race                      — 5 ½ @ — 6

 

SPIRITS, per gallon

Brandy-Pinet, Castillon & Co. 4 90 @ 14 00

Hennessey                   4 85 @ 8 50

Otard, Dupuy & Co.    4 85 @ 8 50

J. & F. Martell            4 85 @ 7 50

United Proprietors       3 90 @ 4 00

Pellevoisn                   3 90 @ 4 00

Rasteau                        3 90 @ 4 00

A.  Seignette                3 90 @ 4 00

Alex Seignette             none

Bordeaux                     3 00 @ 3 25

American                     — 43 @ — 45

Gin-Fish-weesp          — @ —

Honeysuckle                1 55 @ 1 60

Eclipse Anchor           1 35 @ —

Knickerbocker             1 40 @ 1 45

Boquet                         1 55 @ 1 60

Rynbende Pineapple    1 55 @ —

Double Pineapple        1 45 @ 1 50

Do, Salmon-weesp      1 60 @ —

Do, Nolet Eagle          1 35 @ —

Do, Hour Glass           1 40 @ —

Do, Wheel                   1 35 @ 1 40

Weesp Anchor             1 55 @ —

Do, Swan                    1 40 @ —

Do, American              — 53 @ — 55

Rum-St. George and Hope 1 25 @ —

Do, com. Brands         1 15 @ 1 20

Do. New Eng.              — 45 @ — 46

Whisky, Scotch            2 12 @ 2 37

Do, Irish                      1 60 @ 2 50

Do, Old Monon.          — 75 @ 1 25

Do, common                — @ —

 

STAVES, per long M.

Pipe, white oak, prime 65 00 @ 70 00

Do, do, common          25 00 @ 35 00

Hogshead, white oak, prime 40 00 @ 50 00

Do, do, common          12 00 @ 18 00

Do, red oak                 12 00 @ 32 00

Barrel                          15 00 @ 25 00

Heading                       20 00 @ 30 00

 

SUGAR, per pound

Cuba, white                 — 9 ¾ @ — 10 ½

Do, br. And yel           — 7 ½ @ — 8 ¾

Do, muscovado           — 7 ¼ @ — 8 ¾

Porto Rico                   — 7 ¼ @ — 8 ¾

St. Croix                      none

New Orleans               — 7 ¾ @ — 8 ¾

Brazil, white               — @ —

Do, brown                   — @ —

Manila                         — 7 ½ @ — 7 ¾

Batavia                        — @ —

Loaf, 3 per ct. off,       — 10 ½ @ — 11 ¾

Crushed do                  — 10 ⅜ @ — 10 ½

Powdered do               — 10 ¼ @ — 10 ¾

 

TALLOW, per pound

Am. rendered              — 10 ½ @ — 11

Do, rough                    — 8 @ — 8 ½

Quebec rough              — @ —

South American           — @ —

 

TEA, per pound

Hyson                          — 28 @ — 60

Young Hyson, Canton – 25 @ — 35

Do, do, country            — 36 @ — 75

Hyson Skin                  — 20 @ — 35

Gunpowder                 — 30 @ — 70

Imperial                       — 30 @ — 70

Pouchong                     — 20 @ — 35

Souchong                     — 21 @ — 35

Ningyong                     — 28 @ — 50

Tonkay             — 14 @ — 30

Congo                          — 22 @ — 35

Oolong             — 32 @ — 50

 

TIN, per pound

Banca                          — 33 @ — 33 ½

Straits                          — 31 @ — 31 ½

Plates, com. box,         9 50 @ 10 00

Do, X                          11 37 @ 11 75

More great stuff, I only have one more installment.

Stephen

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