Bettie, and if I don't get too sleepy, to Floyd.
I remain your ever true friend and brother.
Please answer soon.
Rockwall, Jan. 3rd, 1879
Miss Emma Davis
Dear sister and friend, According to promise, I will try to interest you for a few moments before retiring to my couch of rest. We had a very pleasant, though cold, journey home after leaving your house. After arriving at Black Jack, George & Floyd took possession of the buggy, and left Jimmy and myself the horses. They were to stop at or near the bridge and let us have the buggy, so that we could rest one another, but instead of that they got ahead of us and never stopped untill they were five miles past Greenville. They had all of the dinner, so we had to do without. You may guess Jim & I were in a good humor when we caught up. I told them I thought they
Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, January 3, 1879]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128725/. Accessed October 9, 2015.