[Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, May 11, 1879] Page: 1 of 3 (Transcription)

Sunday Evening
Dear friend Johnie:

As brother Fletcher was compelled to start to Tyler this morning and can't be here to write a note of thanks for the Patterns you sent him, I will endeavor to show to you my gratefulness for your kindness, by enclosing a small "boquet," (the best I could do) as a memento of the pleasant moments we have spent together.

"Oh happy days! how bright ye seem
Far in the distant past;
Those blissful scenes to which my mind
Shall wander to the last."

I have been made to call to memory vivid recollections of my childhood hours since I have been afforded such a delightful privilege of conversing with your Pa and Ma.

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Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, May 11, 1879], letter, May 11, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128714/m1/1/transcription/: accessed January 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.