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late as 1842.6 The Twenty-ninth Foot, who had made a specialty of their " blacks." parted with their last man in 18437 The Second Life Guards employed three black trombone players until just before the Crimean War, and the Coldstream and Scots Guards had one man each at the same time. John Baptist was the name of the " coloured" gentleman of the Scots, but alas! he was no " forerunner "; he was the last of his profession, and very soon, he too had " gone where de good niggers go."
' Marr, "Music and Musicians," etc., 1887. 'Everard, "History of Thos. Farrington's Regiment," 1891.
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