can there be any love? I answer, where the two above characters reign, the people
can't unite. What say you?
June 16, 1879
Mr. J. C. Brewer
My Own dear friend,
Where can I find words to express the appreciation I have placed upon your last letter?
As usual, it found me lonely, and what a comfort and consolation it is to be permitted to
receive and read cheering messages from one's friends. And among my list of friends, I
consider you one of the truest of the number. I have said this so often, doubtless you are
tired of hearing it. Still I will risk it just this one more time. Indeed I was glad to
hear of your recovery. I hope that you may be blest with perfect health in the future.
Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, June 16, 1879]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128716/. Accessed June 30, 2015.