Black Jack Grove, Texas
Nov. 17th, 1878
Mr. J. C. Brewer
My dear old friend,
Tonight, while the boys have gone "sparking," and I have the privilege of using their room, I deem it a favorable of opportunity of answering your very welcome missive, which found its way here only a short time ago. Yes, all of the young folks of this neighborhood have gone to church but me, and I thought I would be spending the time more pleasantly if I stayed at home and conversed a little with you. I was disappointed in not getting your letter sooner than I did, but the mails are so irregular I lay all the blame to them. Johnie, I did not know
Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, November 17, 1878]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128704/. Accessed July 29, 2015.