"Having seen it, I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages. Its water is the water of the Hooghly, and its air is dirt. Also it says that it is the 'boss' town of America. I do not believe that it has anything to do with this country."
That quotation can be found in chapter five of American Notes (1891) and was also quoted by A.J. Liebling in Chicago, The Second City (1952).