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

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134              Youth's Golden Gleam
"It is a bungling effort they are making, too," I replied. "Let us go over and help them out." . . .
We crossed the street and joined the party. They had not yet finished the song and we chimed in. Naturally they regarded us as intruders, and when the song was finished demanded what right we had to interfere with them in their enjoyment. I asked them if they knew the composer of the song they had just sung. They replied that they knew Stephen C. Foster composed the song? but they were not personally acquainted with him. I then introduced Foster, but the young men refused to believe he was the composer of the song, and declared we were imposters.
The serenaders then went with the visitors to the Commercial Gazette office, where their friend Miller established Stephen's identity. "And," concluded Hamilton, "we spent the balance of the evening in their company sere­nading in the residence quarter of the city."
That was in all likelihood the evening of Wednesday, November 17, 1858, inasmuch as an advertisement in the Daily Gazette, under the heading "Steamboats for Wheeling and Pittsburgh," announced that the Steamer Ida May, J. May, Master, "leaves on Thursday, i8thati2M."

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