received my letters yet, but will look for them next week. Will keep them and let you see what sweet letters I wrote to my used to be "Lover." Provided I get them.
I laughed a good deal when I read what you told your Ma. Tell your Ma I never thought about both of us being such great chicken eaters before, but I don't believe I will let it break up the match, would you?
Sept. 1st, 1879
I received your letter a few days since, and will answer this morning. Excuse pencil as I have had the nervous headache for two or three days and if I attempted to write with pen you would fail to read my letter.
Brother Fletcher and I spent Saturday night last week in the City of Black Jack Grove.
They had a social at the hotel (Jenkins). They have a tolerably good piano, and we did our
best as far as the music was concerned, which you know was poorly. When I
Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, September 1, 1879]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128719/. Accessed May 28, 2016.