the other day. He inquired very particular about that rich old batchelor sweet heart, and said he supposed I had said "Yes" long ago, but hoped I had not yet. I guess he wants me to wait till fall to say "Yes" to some "little old black eyed Preacher." I have also received two letters from Mr. Singleton of Center Point since you left. I think both are very good, but if you was here I would let you judge for yourself.
Ma and Pa both have had another spell since Willie and Dolphus left. Ma is able to creep around a little, but Pa's confined to his bed again. I don't know when they will ever get well again. I hope soon. Sister and myself are up and still able to do the work, yet have never been bad sick so far. I believe we can stand about as much as any two little girls of our size. Having written all that could possibly interest you, I will close by asking you to be as prompt in answering as before.
Let me subscribe myself your truest and most devoted friend.
Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, August 27, 1878]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128703/. Accessed January 27, 2015.