Only three had any stage experience, Mrs. Legge being one.
The latter was young, talented and interesting in appearance, a careful and understanding reader, and in a good school of acting would have probably attained distinction, but it has been her misfortune to be generally attached to theaters where her abilities have been wasted on the worst of melodramas, and her true beauties undiscovered or unappreciated.
During the long run of Uncle Tom's Cabin at the National Theater, in 1853, Mrs. Bannister was the representative of the revengeful yet sympathizing Cassy.
She died in New Jersey about 1879.
The dates of her marriage can be approximately determined by facts.
In 1817 she was known as Mrs. Legge, as Mrs. Stone in 1855. After a few years' absence from New York she reappeared as Mrs. Bannister.
She seems always to have appeared under her own name; for her stage career we have relied upon the printed authorities mentioned above.
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