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  "BILLY SEWARD, THE CELEBRATED BLACK REPUBLICAN MINSTREL, RETIRING FROM THE STAGE."  
 
 
Frank Leslie's Budget of Fun
 
July 15, 1860
   
 
 
Billy
“Well, I guess I may as well rub the burnt cork off my face now—Uncle Abe's gone into the business! He's got the bones now, so I'll shut up right away.”


[Washes, and sings “Greeley's a Hard Road to Travel”]
 
 
 

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