so, and when she receives the letter I wrote the other day, I think she will be of the same opinion as myself. I intend going to see Miss Genie next Sunday and make up with her, if I can, which I doubt. Well, I must go to plowing, so goodbye till tonight.
I will send your valentine with this. I have had lots of fun with it, but no kiss have I got with it.
April 23rd, 1879
Miss Emma Davis
In as much as I yesterday received a letter from you, I will now endeavor to reply. Emma, I would have answered your letter last night but I could not have answered it if I had tried. I was at town when I received your letter and I had not read half through it untill an unaccountable feeling began to come over me and it has not left me yet. And I can hardly bear to think of the contents of it, it makes me so sad and hopeless.
It is impossibility for me to describe my feelings or to arrive at
Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, April 23, 1879]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128732/. Accessed September 22, 2014.