Sulphur Springs, Texas
August 16th, 1878
Mr. J. C. Brewer
It is with a great degree of embarrassment I endeavor to reply to your very interesting little missive, which I received but a few hours ago. But, knowing "Trial is the channel of all blessings," I proceed.
I was very uneasy about you the day you left here, and regret so much about your leaving now; as you had such a terrible time of it, but be assured you have my heart felt sympathies in all of your troubles and cares.
"And at night when I kneel down by my bedside to pray, I'll remember my friend
in my prayers."
Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, August 16, 1878]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128702/. Accessed August 22, 2014.