"Do as I tell you," he commanded. "Quickly! He is about

school. He knew she was faithful and loyal to the Government, and

thought she might be willing to render us assistance, but he could

not be certain of this, for on account of her well known loyalty she

was under constant surveillance. I hesitated at first, but finally

deciding to try it, despatched the two scouts to the old negro's

cabin, and they brought him to my headquarters late that night. I

was soon convinced of the negro's fidelity, and asking him if he was

acquainted with Miss Rebecca Wright, of Winchester, he replied that

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