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[Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, July 16, 1879] Page: 1 of 6 (Transcription)

generally do in his company. He is all the admirer I have now, and he is not much larger than my fist. Goodbye till I find more paper.

"Angel's Abode"
July 16, 1879

Mr. J. C. Brewer
My dear friend,

A very interesting letter of your composition is in my possession and I am with all of my power trying to reply in such a manner as to entertain you for a few minutes.

Before I further go, let me apologize just a little for my unusual bad writing. I have been taking writing lessons long enough to spoil my old hand write, and not long enough to learn yet. I hope though I will see the day I will reprieve my character in writing this most awful letter. You'll excuse me, won't you?

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Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, July 16, 1879], letter, July 16, 1879; ( accessed January 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.