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Prices Current at New York

From the Jersey Chronicle of June 20, 1795,
published by Philip Freneau, Middletown Point (now Matawan), New Jersey

Transcriber's Note: For amounts, it appears that where not specifically listed, the quantity should be read as the last quantity mentiond. For prices, the first number is Pounds, the second number is Shillings, the third number is Pence; so, 0.3.2 would be three shillings, two pence. This varies from the format in the newspaper, but is easier to represent here. Equivalents are as follows: 12 pence (d) to the shilling and twenty shillings or 240d to the pound. For more information on the old English monetary system, visit home.clara.net/brianp/money.html -MES

Wheat per bushel0.16.4
Indian Corn,0.6.6
Rye0.8.0
Rye flour, per barrel0.56.0 to 0.60.0
Superfine wheat flour,0.84.0 to 0.88.0
Common, ditto0.80.0 to 0.84.0
Oats, per bushel0.4.6
Country refined bar iron per ton33.0.0 to 34.0.0
Bloomery, 30.0.0
Swedes, ditto33.0.0
Russia, ditto31.0.0
Pig iron,11.0.0
Pot-Ash,52.0.0
Pearl Ash50.0.0
Bees-wax per lb.0.2.9
French Indigo,0.10.0
Carolina ditto,0.5.0 to 0.8.0
Rice per cwt.0.40.0
Cotton,0.2.3 to 0.2.6
Tar per barrel0.16.0
Pitch ditto0.24.0 to 0.28.0
Turpentine0.20.0
Cargo Beef, per barrel4.0.0
Prime ditto, 4.8.0
Mess ditto4.16.0
Cargo Pork,5.5.0
Prime ditto 6.10.0
Mess ditto7.10.0
Mackarel per barrel,0.48.0
Herrings ditto,0.30.0
Muscovado Sugars per cwt.0.60.0 to 0.125.0
Hams per lb.0.1.0
Candles0.1.6
Soap per lb. from 0.0.14 to 0.0.18
Country Cheese0.0.10 to 0.1.6
Butter0.1.3
Coffee per lb.0.1.6
Hyson Tea,0.8.0 to 0.12.6
Soushong ditto 0.5.9 to 0.6.3
Bohea,0.3.0
Loaf Sugar,0.1.9
Lump ditto,0.1.10
Allum Salt per bushel0.7.6
Liverpool ditto0.4.0
Packing ditto 0.5.0
Turks Island ditto0.5.6
Madeira Wine, 0.12.0 to 0.18.0
Lisbon ditto 0.7.0 to 0.8.0
Teneriffe ditto, 0.6.6 to 0.7.0
Sherry ditto, 0.9.6 to 0.10.0
Malaga ditto,0.7.0
Fayal ditto, 0.4.6. to 0.5.6
Jamaica spirits, 0.8.6 to 0.9.0
Windward Island Rum, 0.7.6 to 0.7.9
New York ditto, 0.5.10 to 0.6.0
French Brandy, 0.11.0 to 0.13.0
Holland Gin per case,0.46.0 to 0.48.0
American ditto per gallon,0.7.6
Holland gin per gallon,0.9.0 to 0.9.3
Molasses,0.4.6 to 0.4.8
Gun powder, per keg,8.0.0 to 9.0.0
Nail Rods per ton,36.0.0
Linseed OIl per gallon,0.6.0
Hickory wood per York cord,3.14.0
Oak ditto,0.48.0 to 0.52.0
Pine ditto0.40.0 to 0.45.0

Transcribed by Megan Springate, 4.21.2002

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