[Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, August 27, 1878] Page: 3 of 3 (Transcription)

the other day. He inquired very particular about that rich old batchelor sweet heart, and said he supposed I had said "Yes" long ago, but hoped I had not yet. I guess he wants me to wait till fall to say "Yes" to some "little old black eyed Preacher." I have also received two letters from Mr. Singleton of Center Point since you left. I think both are very good, but if you was here I would let you judge for yourself.

Ma and Pa both have had another spell since Willie and Dolphus left. Ma is able to creep around a little, but Pa's confined to his bed again. I don't know when they will ever get well again. I hope soon. Sister and myself are up and still able to do the work, yet have never been bad sick so far. I believe we can stand about as much as any two little girls of our size. Having written all that could possibly interest you, I will close by asking you to be as prompt in answering as before.

Let me subscribe myself your truest and most devoted friend.

Emma Davis

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Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, August 27, 1878], letter, August 27, 1878; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128703/m1/3/transcription/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.