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His Life And Background In Cincinnati 1846 - 1850 by Raymond Walters

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city "29 Two other residents whom Stephen doubtless knew were the musicians who it is recorded, presented his song Old Uncle Ned prior to its publication by Peters & Field. The song was given "at a concert in Cincinnati by Pond McCann and others in 1845 [andj was enthusiastically received."26 This Pond was H Au<mstus Pond,22 a music master living near Stephen's boarding house. Pond com­posed music upon which the Gazette com­mented that it was "good, though somewhat difficult." The second musician cited was T H. McCann, the author of Mother Dear, "The Night! Oh the Night for Me' and other songs published by Peters & Field.30

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