[Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, August 16, 1878] Page: 1 of 3 (Transcription)

Sulphur Springs, Texas
August 16th, 1878

Mr. J. C. Brewer

Dear friend,

It is with a great degree of embarrassment I endeavor to reply to your very interesting little missive, which I received but a few hours ago. But, knowing "Trial is the channel of all blessings," I proceed.

I was very uneasy about you the day you left here, and regret so much about your leaving now; as you had such a terrible time of it, but be assured you have my heart felt sympathies in all of your troubles and cares.

"And at night when I kneel down by my bedside to pray, I'll remember my friend
in my prayers."

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Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, August 16, 1878], letter, August 16, 1878; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128702/m1/1/transcription/: accessed July 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.