[Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, November 17, 1878] Page: 3 of 4 (Transcription)

that you was so very wise. You seem to know a great deal about my marrying. And also about the "little black eyed preacher." You are mistaken about his eyes being little. Ah! ha! You are a little behind time. Thinking I'm waiting for him to ask me, for he has already asked me and I have answered him too, but please don't insist on knowing what I told him (yes or no). You will only know by waiting, and that you won't have to do long.

I am really glad that you have gotten over the "blues" and have taken the notion to come Christmas. I hope we will all have a jolly time, as Cousin Jimmie and Mr. Singleton from Ellis Co., are coming also to spend Christmas with us. I am confident you will like them both for they are worthy of the friendship of any one. They did speak of bringing Mr. Singleton's sister, but I don't look for her much as the weather will

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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/m1/3/transcription/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.