[Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, November 17, 1878] Page: 1 of 4 (Transcription)

Black Jack Grove, Texas
Nov. 17th, 1878

Mr. J. C. Brewer
My dear old friend,

Tonight, while the boys have gone "sparking," and I have the privilege of using their room, I deem it a favorable of opportunity of answering your very welcome missive, which found its way here only a short time ago. Yes, all of the young folks of this neighborhood have gone to church but me, and I thought I would be spending the time more pleasantly if I stayed at home and conversed a little with you. I was disappointed in not getting your letter sooner than I did, but the mails are so irregular I lay all the blame to them. Johnie, I did not know

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Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, November 17, 1878], letter, November 17, 1878; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128704/m1/1/transcription/: accessed May 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.