[Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, April 13 & 14, 1879] Page: 1 of 6 (Transcription)

the audience, and also sung and played several beautiful pieces on the Piano. I know it was grand. How I wish I had been there in company with the escort that Miss Mollie had on the ever to be remembered Easter Sunday. I am fearful, though, from the looks and prospects of the weather, that you will have a gloomy, cloudy day. But of course the company will dispell all the gloom that might hap- pen to gather over the two happy souls.
More paper again.
B. is all right for I saw her last evening.

Black Jack Grove, Texas
April 13th, 1879

Mr. J. C. Brewer
Dear friend,

I am at a loss what to write to you that would interest you, as I failed completely before, judging from the tone of your last letter. I can't imagine what I wrote last that caused you to answer like you did. As far as the Valentine is concerned, I know I was joking in what I said about it. I in- tended it as fun and thought that you would take it that way. I never thought once of getting any ways insulted at what you said about the ki-- and am very sorry indeed that your feelings are hurt about it. Or, if you are not out of sorts about that, it must be that something else is the matter, for

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Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, April 13 & 14, 1879], letter, 1879-04-13/1879-04-14; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128712/m1/1/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.