I haven't delivered your message yet for I haven't had an opportunity. Will whenever I can. As we have always done before, don't let any one see our letters.
Well, I have about filled up the piece of paper so I will close. Write soon and very
soon. With much love to your own self, I am your true and devoted friend,
Black Jack Grove, Texas
Jan. 12th, 1879
Mr. J. C. Brewer
Ever dear friend,
As this morning was such a pleasant morning I thought I would visit the City of Black Jack, and just as soon as I arrived I propounded the question, Any Mail? Yes, one letter for you, and O what joy it brought to this sad and lonely heart of mine, for it was from a near and dear friend, that same, always the same, Johnie. Indeed, I have been lonely since you all returned, but all pleasures must have an end. But still,
"I'll ne'er forget where'er I roam
Wherever you may be
If ever I have had a friend
You've been that friend to me."
Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, January 12, 1879]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128706/. Accessed December 25, 2014.