Colonel Jennison not only helps slaves to obtain their freedom but is disposed to take care of them afterwards. He had just established a free school for contrabands in Ossawatomie, hired teachers and furnished funds for its support. He also gives twenty-five dollars a month towards sustaining a similar school established by S. N. Simpson, Esq., in Lawrence. We doubt whether charity was ever more wisely bestowed than in these instances.
In regard to the school in Lawrence the Republican says:
Amongst the most praiseworthy institutions in Lawrence, is the colored school of S. N. Simpson, Esq., which holds forth at the Court House every evening. These people came amongst us, not only ignorant of letters but of all that pertains to happiness, except the capacity to fulfil God's law, "by the sweat of the brow shall man earn his bread." They had a vague idea of a land of freedom to the colored man, but they knew not whom to trust. Lawrence had been so defamed by their "masters" that they imagined it must have some claims to the colored man, and few of them dare to trust a white man until they look upon a city of freedom. When they arrived here, men were startled, and cried out, "What shall we do with them?" but a few week's experience, and such a kind treatment as Mr. Simpson inculeates, has convinced everybody that they can be left to "do" for themselves. The school has ninety scholars, old and young, male and female. The singing is charming. Their progress generally would do no discredit to an equal number of Anglo Saxons. We suggest that they sing "John Brown's Soul is Marching on!" both of which may be had at Wilmarth's and they will have a good audience. — Leavenworth Conservative.