I have made arrangements with Pa to make a crop at home next year. Dolphus and myself are going to crop on the halves, Pa furnishing every thing. I intend trying next year to make a crop but I think it the last time I shall ever try to farm.
Emma, there will be so many coming to your house Christmas I think I will have to stay at home where there will be room for me. I think I must have a spell of the "blues" this morning. I feel bad and out of sorts generally. If it was not for Leona, I think I would go to sleep. I think more and more of her every day. I wouldn't care if she would stay a month.
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 26, 2014.