Samuel J. Seymour was five years old when his godmother, Mrs. George S. Goldsboro, took him to the theater to see “Our American Cousin.” They sat in the balcony opposite Lincoln’s box and had a great view of the President and Mrs. Lincoln. Seymour noted that he saw the President waving and smiling at people. Later, during the noise and commotion, Mr. Seymour did not realize Lincoln had been shot, only that he saw a man jump from the balcony.
The video is from a February 1956 episode of the TV game show I've Got a Secret. Mr. Seymour was 96 years old at the time he appeared on the program. He died two months after his television appearance, 91 years to the day of Lincoln’s assassination.
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