Dear Friend, It is a greater pleasure than I dared hope for to expect you to claim me
as your "Dearest friend." It is more than I am able to do to express my feelings
to you for those dear words. I have told you too often of the pleasure to me of that visit
to your house to need repeating.
I shall never forget that night at the "Social" nor the conversation we had. And I don't suppose that some of those people that were there will forget the dunce that was there that night with Miss Betty H.
You say you and Leona are still able to do as much work as any two "little
girls" and I think so too.
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 6, 2013.