Colonel William T. Sherman was writing to his wife in Ohio from Alexandria, Louisiana, where he was the first director of the Louisiana State Seminary, later Louisiana State University. He had been planning for her to join him in Louisiana but told her that the political situation dictated they wait. He feared that he would have to soon resign his post and agonized that he would have to go to California or "some foreign country where I could earn the means of living for you and myself. I see no chance in Ohio for me." (By John Osborne)
William T. Sherman and Walter L. Fleming, General William T. Sherman as College President .... (Cleveland, OH: Arthur H. Clark, 1912), 305-307.