[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, August 21, 1878] Page: 3 of 6 (Transcription)

to interest me. I could never grow tired of reading your writing, or listening to your conversation.

I shall never forget the night we were at Mr. Waggoner's, nor the Sabbath eve we walked together.

Your picture, Emma, lies before me, and not a day, nor even a half day has passed that I have not gazed on it and longed to see the original. I am not very well today, having taken a very severe cold a few nights since. I can scarcely talk and my hand trembles so I can hardly write, but I'll work it off now as we are

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Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, August 21, 1878], letter, August 21, 1878; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128721/m1/3/transcription/: accessed July 28, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.