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Source: The Illustrated London News, April 18, 1874 p.375
The success of the Moore and Burgess Minstrels naturally excites competition; and the troupe of coloured minstrels above named, under the management of Mr. Thomas, make their appeal to the public at Berners Hall, where they have performed for more than 160 consecutive nights. The room on our visit was crowded. Among those who appeared to be the most popular we may name Messrs. Francis, H. Hunter, Vernon, Sinclair, Oliver, Eustace, and Little Henry.