Sept. 8th, 1878
My best Friend
I received your most welcome and thrice perused letter by this evening's mail. I
have haunted the P. Office every day for nearly a week in expectation of a letter from you
but have been disappointed every time untill this eve; when I had intended not to expect a
letter but on riding up to the office I looked through the window I saw your letter in the
box. I knew the envelope, and Oh! Emma, you don't know how happy I was. I felt like
Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, September 8, 1878]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128722/. Accessed December 5, 2013.