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July 28, 2012

Price of Goods in Boston, March 6, 1856 part 4

 

From the Boston Press and Post

 

TOBACCO, per pound,

Kentucky, aprvd.         — 9 @ — 13

Do, Bull’s Eye            — 7 ½ @ — 8 ½

Cuba                            — 17 @ — 20

Do, Principe                — 40 @ — 50

St. Domingo                — 10 @ — 20

Manuf., No. 1              — 18 @ — 22

Do, No. 2                    — 14 @ — 16

 

TURTLE SHELLS, per pound,

India                            4 50 @ 11 00

South American           — @ —

 

TWINE, per pound,

Calcutta                       — 10 ¼ @ — 10 ¾

Seine                           — 21 @ — 23

Sail                              — 23 @ — 25

Sewing                        — @ —

 

WHALEBONE, per pound, – 50 @ — 55

 

WINE, per gallon,

Malaga, dry                 — 75 @ — —

Do, sweet                    — 75 @ — 80

Do, dry and sweet, Kriesler’s brand – 85 @ — —

Sicily, Ingham, L.P.     1 75 @ 2 00

Do, Woodhouse           1 25 @ 1 50

Do, Colli                     1 00 @ 1 10

Do, Florio                   1 25 @ 1 50

Do, other brands          — 90 @ — 95

Madeira                       3 50 @ 8 00

Do, French                  none

Do, Pico, Dabney’s brand — @ 1 00

Real Oporto                2 25 @ 5 00

Catalonia                     none

Sherry                          1 25 @ 4 00

San Luca                      1 00 @ 1 25

Canary                         1 25 @ 2 00

 

WOOL, per pound,

Saxony Fleeces, washed – 53 @ — 58

Smyrna, washed          — 26 @ — 29

Do, unwashed              — 15 @ — 21

Spanish, washed          — 24 @ — 25

Do, unwashed              none

B. Ayres, picked         — 15 @ — 29

Do, unpicked               — 9 @ — 11

Mestizo, washed         — 18 @ — 40

Do, unwashed              — 15 @ — 23

American, f. blood      — 45 @ — 50

Do, 3 ct. blood             — 42 @ — 43

Do, half, do                 — 40 @ — 42

Do, qr. And com.         — 30 @ — 35

Lambs’, superfine, pulled –35 @ — 38

Do, No. 1                    — 40 @ — 50

Do, No. 2                    — 35 @ — 40

Do, No. 3                    — 15 @ — 25

 

ZINC, per pound,

Pigs                             — 6 ¼ @ — 6 ½

Slabs                           — 6 ¼ @ — 6 ½

Sheets                          — 7 ⅞ @ — 8

Sheathing                     — 9 @ —

 

SPECIE

Dollars, Spanish ..       12 @ 15 ad.

Do, Carolus…             8 @ 10   “

Do, Mexican                4 ½ @ 5 ½ “

Gold, American                  @       “

Doubloons                   16 75 @ 17 00

Patriots                        15 75 @ 16 00

Sovereigns                  4 85 @ 4 90

Five Francs                 — @ —

Guineas                       — @ —

Treasury Notes            — @ —

 

EXCHANGE

London, 60 days          9 @ 9 ½ d

Paris                            5f 12 ½ @ 5f 17 ½

Amsterdam, per guild. 37 ⅛ @ 37 ¼

Bremen, per rix dollar 78 ½ @ 78 ¾

New York….par         1-10 dis.

Philadelphia                1-5 @ ¼ dis.

Baltimore                    — @ ¼    “

Virginia                       1 @ 1 ¼  “

Richmond                    2 @ 2 ½  “

Charleston             ¾ @ 1  “

Augusta                 1 @ 1 ½ “

Savanna                 1 @ 1 ¼ “

Mobile                   ¾ @ 1 “

New Orleans          par@ ½ “

Cincinnati              ¾ @ 1 “

St. Louis                ½ @ 1 “

 

Tariff of Duties, payable on the principal articles under the present Revenue Laws.

 

Tariffs vary from free to 40 per cent, these are just a few, and most items have tariffs.

Coffee, Imported from the place of growth in American vessels, or foreign vessels entitled by reciprocal treaties to exception from discriminating duties, also of the growth of the Netherlands possessions, imported from the Netherlands, in the same manner, free.

Glue, and Linseed Oil, 20 per cent, tobacco unmanufactured 30 per cent, tobacco manufactured 40 per cent.

Stephen

 

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