[Note: this letter is badly damaged and unreadable in places.]
Rockwall, Aug. 24th (1879)
I arrived home [Unreadable] nine o'clock, very tired and about worn out. Found all well at home and looking for me. Pa asked me why I didn't come home when the other boys did. I told him I didn't have my business arranged at that time; he wanted to know what business I had to arrange. Ma wanted to know what I meant. I told her I would tell her in the morning. She talked on and wanted to know when Willie was planning to move. I told her about the first of Oct., She says "has he sold his crop? I said "yes". "Who to" I told her he had
Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, August 24, 1879]. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128738/. Accessed August 29, 2014.