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"What I had previously heard of Mobile was not very much in its favour, and what I had seen of other towns in this climate had not raised my expectations…At every step I took I was more and more struck with the universal love of order, and the good taste which seemed to prevail. The excellent example which Mobile has set to the other towns in these latitudes deserves more praise than it appears to have received."

George Featherstonhaugh, Excursions Through the Slave States, (London, 1884)

Evening Star, May 29, 1835 Mobile Vs. NOLA and Mobile as colony of New York .jpg

May 29, 1835

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