Mobile Advertiser & Register
June 15, 1861
Jesse Cox, with some of his command, were in the city to-day. The Captain, as well as his company, is in
good health. In his new position he
seems as much at home as when in command of the Nicholas and St. Charles.
Taylor, at the head of an exploring party, starts for Point Clear this
evening. They design “blazing out” a new
wagon road, connecting Pensacola
and Point Clear in four hours.
the first time in two weeks, I visited the navy yard this morning. I missed my acquaintances of the red
breeches, whose places are supplied with Col. Gladder’s
Louisiana Regulars. The yard looks dull
and desolate enough since visitors are cut off.
a deal of grumbling and hard feeling would be saved if some philanthropic
individual would enter the market and buy up all the detestable Central Bank
notes that are now circulating in the army and country, and burn them to ashes, and then scatter the ashes!
Go where you will, you will find this money, in which no one has any
confidence, and yet are obliged to use as currency. It is worth 85 or 90 cents in Mobile money to-day—next week fifty cents a grab, with
penalty of being kicked out of town if you grab less than five hundred dollars.