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James Buchanan and Stephen Foster

BUCHANAN: I am much heartened, in these times of intemperance and discontent, to have to the White House Mr. Stephen Foster, a balladeer of great renown whose work I am sure is familiar to you all. I am particularly affected by Mr. Foster's darky songs, such as "Old Folks at Home" and the sonorous "Old Black Joe." Their …

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