that you was so very wise. You seem to know a great deal about my marrying. And also about the "little black eyed preacher." You are mistaken about his eyes being little. Ah! ha! You are a little behind time. Thinking I'm waiting for him to ask me, for he has already asked me and I have answered him too, but please don't insist on knowing what I told him (yes or no). You will only know by waiting, and that you won't have to do long.
I am really glad that you have gotten over the "blues" and have taken the notion to come Christmas. I hope we will all have a jolly time, as Cousin Jimmie and Mr. Singleton from Ellis Co., are coming also to spend Christmas with us. I am confident you will like them both for they are worthy of the friendship of any one. They did speak of bringing Mr. Singleton's sister, but I don't look for her much as the weather will
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 December 13, 2013.