Of all other places, a cemetery should be arranged in such a manner as to be attractive, and instead of presenting a dreary and repulsive appearance, be a favorite spot to pass away a leisure hour. Lots should be arranged in regular order so that walks could be laid out; the fences should be kept in repair, and ornamental shrubbery be allowed to grow. Our cemetery is in a wretched condition. The fences are down; what improvements have been made are scarcely visible, and weeks and brush grow with impunity. Would it not be well for the proper authorities to look into the matter and apply the remedy?
Source: Corpus Christi Ranchero, February 25, 1860, p. 2, col. 1
Research by: Msgr. Michael A. Howell
Transcription by: Geraldine D. McGloin, Nueces County Historical Commission