generally do in his company. He is all the admirer I have now, and he is not much larger than my fist. Goodbye till I find more paper.
July 16, 1879
Mr. J. C. Brewer
My dear friend,
A very interesting letter of your composition is in my possession and I am with all of my power trying to reply in such a manner as to entertain you for a few minutes.
Before I further go, let me apologize just a little for my unusual bad writing. I have
been taking writing lessons long enough to spoil my old hand write, and not long enough to
learn yet. I hope though I will see the day I will reprieve my character in writing this
most awful letter. You'll excuse me, won't you?
Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, July 16, 1879]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128717/. Accessed May 27, 2016.