[Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, August 16, 1878] Page: 2 of 3 (Transcription)

I hope long before this, you are well and as mischievous as ever.

I am glad to say that waiting on you all never hurt Sister nor myself either. I never enjoyed myself as well in my life as I did while you boys were here. Yet I regretted very much we couldn't do more for your alls pleasure. But I hope you will not make this your last visit; come again and I sincerely hope we will be differently situated.

I am sorry to know that you think that Dolphie has made such an impression on my mind about your truthfulness for as you say yourself, you never did tell me a story in your life, and I have enough confidence in you to believe you would not trifle with my feelings. Johnie: I never want to be convinced of the fact that you would be guilty of such an act; for I esteem you too highly to entertain the thought for a moment, that you would stoop so low as to try to gain a girl's affection and then flirt with her. I would like very much indeed to see you, and have a private conversation with you, and ask you a few questions I never asked you before, and I don't deem it exactly prudent to ask them here. But don't let this bother your mind any for I anticipate the pleasure of seeing you again. Don't get out of the notion of coming Christmas.

Well, Johnie: as this is the fourth letter I have written today, and perhaps I am failing to interest you, I had better bid you Good Night by asking you to write soon and very soon to your ever true friend.

Emma Davis

Please excuse brevity.

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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/m1/2/transcription/: accessed January 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.