From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/25/1864, p.1, c. 5

The Markets. – The two markets yesterday were well supplied with vegetables, fresh meats, fowls, &c. Very nice beef, lamb, veal and shoat sold in the Second Market at from three to four dollars per pound, while the same article was brought in the First Market at the maximum price of $3.50 (Why the difference?) Vegetables were held at reduced figures at both places, and consumers generally supplied themselves.

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