Andrew Johnson as Mercutio and Seward as Romeo

This political cartoon depicts Secretary of State William Seward as Romeo and President Andrew Johnson as Mercutio. Seward says to Johnson, "Courage, man; the hurt can not be much." As Johnson lays with two daggers in his chest labeled "Supreme Court Bill" and "Stanton reinstated," he responds: "No, 'tis not so deep as a well, nor so wide as a church-door; but it's enough, 'twill serve: ask for me to-morrow, and you shall find me a grave man. I am pepper'd, I warrant, for this world: - A plague o' both your Houses."

Date:
February 01, 1868
Original Format:
Cartoon
Item#:
MES50447
Height:
2348px
Width:
3542px
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