You know without my saying so again, that if it was possible I would accept your company at any time with pleasure, but this morning has found me hardly able to sit up, therefore I will be compelled to remain at home until four o'clock, at which time bring the buggy and I will be ready to go. I feel confident you will not censure me for what I've done. Hoping to see you before long, I am
Be sure and go to church today.
Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128720/. Accessed February 7, 2016.