Rockwall, Oct. 15th (1878)
Miss Emma Davis
In compliance with your request to write soon, I now try to answer your most welcome
missive which came to hand last eve. Emma, I looked and longed for your letter one week
and a half but was repaid for my patience by receiving your most welcome letter yesterday.
Emma, I don't feel very well this morning, so if you find any mistakes of any nature,
you will please overlook them. You say you will have to enroll me amongst your list of
"flatterers." Emma, I hardly ever flatter any one and you never. I some times
flatter girls of the
Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, October 15, 1878]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128724/. Accessed December 20, 2014.