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their hose reels and thousands of citizens participated in the reception/' Then, as the Chronicle reported next morning,8 the arrivals were discovered to be six companies of the First Pennsylvania Regiment.
Cob Wynkoop, in behalf of his regiment, thanked the citizens of Cincinnati and the Buckeye State for the brilliant reception. They gave three cheers for Gen. Zachary Taylor at the conclusion of his remarks, and then paraded through the principal streets of our city and were greeted with hearty cheers on all sides.
"There were thirty-four steamers at our landing yesterday/' the Chronicle of July 7 reported. Dunning may well have pridefully pointed out to his mother that Irwin & Foster had boats scheduled for Pittsburgh, Louisville, New Orleans, St. Louis and Memphis, and that the firm also arranged for transportation to the East,9 via the Pennsylvania Canal, as agents for D. Leech & Company's Line. Then Stephen may have told his mother about Dunning's recent honor, chairmanship of an important committee of the Chamber of Commerce.10
We can guess that Stephen said nothing to Mrs. Foster about his persistent dream of success not in business but as a composer of music. He may, however, have taken her to