The slave was made to say some very smart as well as impressive things in reply to his master-- things which had the desired though unexpected ef- fect
; for the conversation resulted in the voluntary emancipation of the slave on the part of the master.
Ground wires were good enough, in both instances, for my wires were protected by an insulation of my own invention which was per- fect
. My men had orders to strike across country, avoiding roads, and establishing connection with any considerable towns whose lights betrayed their pres- ence, and leaving experts in charge.