[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, September 8, 1878] Page: 1 of 5 (Transcription)

Prairie Mound
Sept. 8th, 1878

Emma,
My best Friend

I received your most welcome and thrice perused letter by this evening's mail. I have haunted the P. Office every day for nearly a week in expectation of a letter from you but have been disappointed every time untill this eve; when I had intended not to expect a letter but on riding up to the office I looked through the window I saw your letter in the box. I knew the envelope, and Oh! Emma, you don't know how happy I was. I felt like yelling

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Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, September 8, 1878], letter, September 8, 1878; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128722/m1/1/transcription/: accessed July 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.