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

received my letters yet, but will look for them next week. Will keep them and let you see what sweet letters I wrote to my used to be "Lover." Provided I get them.

I laughed a good deal when I read what you told your Ma. Tell your Ma I never thought about both of us being such great chicken eaters before, but I don't believe I will let it break up the match, would you?

Oakland, Texas
Sept. 1st, 1879

Dear Johnie,

I received your letter a few days since, and will answer this morning. Excuse pencil as I have had the nervous headache for two or three days and if I attempted to write with pen you would fail to read my letter.

Brother Fletcher and I spent Saturday night last week in the City of Black Jack Grove. They had a social at the hotel (Jenkins). They have a tolerably good piano, and we did our best as far as the music was concerned, which you know was poorly. When I

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Davis, Emma. [Letter from Emma Davis to John C. Brewer, September 1, 1879], letter, September 1, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128719/m1/1/transcription/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.