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

This letter is part of the collection entitled: Texas History Collection and was provided to The Portal to Texas History by the Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.

View a full description of this letter.

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.

Upcoming Pages

Here’s what’s next.

3 of 3

Show all pages in this letter.

This letter can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.

Citing and Sharing

Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.

Reference the current page of this Letter.

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 July 30, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.