I sold my ponie the other day and received ($60.00) for her, which I paid Pa on my school debt.
I don't know where I will work next year yet. I asked Pa to set me free and let me work for myself next year, but he wouldn't do it. He wants Dock and myself to run the farm next year, but I don't know whether we will or not. I hate to leave home worse than anybody, but I fear there is no other chance, unless we make arrangements to work the farm. I shall not leave if I can make any suitable arrangements.
Emma, I went to see the young lady I spoke to you about having
Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, September 20, 1878]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128723/. Accessed November 23, 2014.