[Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, January 12, 1879] Page: 1 of 3 (Transcription)

I haven't delivered your message yet for I haven't had an opportunity. Will whenever I can. As we have always done before, don't let any one see our letters.

Well, I have about filled up the piece of paper so I will close. Write soon and very soon. With much love to your own self, I am your true and devoted friend,
Emma.

Black Jack Grove, Texas
Jan. 12th, 1879

Mr. J. C. Brewer
Ever dear friend,

As this morning was such a pleasant morning I thought I would visit the City of Black Jack, and just as soon as I arrived I propounded the question, Any Mail? Yes, one letter for you, and O what joy it brought to this sad and lonely heart of mine, for it was from a near and dear friend, that same, always the same, Johnie. Indeed, I have been lonely since you all returned, but all pleasures must have an end. But still,

"I'll ne'er forget where'er I roam
Wherever you may be
If ever I have had a friend
You've been that friend to me."

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Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, January 12, 1879], letter, January 12, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128706/m1/1/transcription/: accessed November 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.