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Congressman John Sherman urges his brother William to return to Ohio from Louisiana

John Sherman, circa 1860
12/09/1860
Republican congressman John Sherman wrote to his brother William T. Sherman who was in Alexandria, Louisiana serving as the first director of the Louisiana State Seminary, later Louisiana State University.  He urged him to resign his current post, saying that if he stayed he would "in all human probability be involved in complications from which you cannot escape with honor."  He also said that if his brother were to return to Ohio, he himself would investigate his return to the Army calling that "not so difficult a task as you imagine..."   (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
William T. Sherman and Walter L. Fleming, General William T. Sherman as College President .... (Cleveland, OH: Arthur H. Clark, 1912), 305-307. 

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