[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, February 12-14, 1879] Page: 1 of 3 (Transcription)

Rockwall, Texas
Feb. 12th, (1879)

Miss Emma Davis
Very dear friend,

Willie informed me that you had not received my letter when he left, but I guess you have ere this, at least I guess it is in the Office. And for fear you have not and may think strange my not writing I will drop you a few lines.

I am very sorry to hear of your illness and more so because I can't see you. I had far rather lie in my bed in sickness than for you to suffer the slightest pain. But as it is otherwise willed, I suppose I shall have to abide by

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Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, February 12-14, 1879], letter, 1879-02-12/1879-02-14; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128728/m1/1/transcription/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.