An illustrated sheet music cover for a song "written and sung by Mr. Howard Paul, in his comic & musical entertainment 'Patch Work.'" Uncle Sam here is a young man in a wide-brimmed hat and patchwork jacket. He sits whittling with his jackknife in a rocking chair. On the floor near his chair lies a crumpled copy of the "New York Herald." In his youthfulness, costume, and idealized features the figure somewhat resembles "Citizen Know Nothing" in "Uncle Sam's Youngest Son" (no. 1854-4).