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

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66              Youth's Golden Gleam
Stephen's name inside. They omitted his name entirely in the local newspaper advertisements. Several of the latter have interest. The follow-ing appeared in the Chronicle, March 25 to 30, 1848, inclusive:
UNCLE NED.—Just issued this day, the favorite and popular Negro Melody entitled "Uncle Ned" ar­ranged for the Piano Forte, Solo and Quartette.
The Gazette of June 22, 1848, carried the Peters, Field & Co. announcement: "NEW SONG—This day issued No. 3 Songs of the Sable Harmonists entitled SUSANNA;" and the dialect words of the stanza "I had a dream de udder night" were quoted. Peters, Field & Co. carried in their new publications adver­tisement, which ran in the Chronicle from July 13 to December 1, 1848, inclusive, an "also" mention of "Songs of the Sable Harmonists, consisting of 'Susanna,' TJncle Ned' (the original copy); 'Louisiana Belle.'" These were cited again in a Chronicle advertisement of September 2,1848, which shows definitely that Stephen's songs were then being sung by the Kneass' Opera Troupe.
Ironically the one newspaper advertisement of songs of this type in which the name of Stephen was used credits him with a composi­tion he did not write. In the Gazette ofJDe-cember 30, 1848, Peters, Field & Co, an-

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