[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, April 21, 1879] Page: 1 of 6 (Transcription)

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as to your being there with the company Miss Mol- lie had on Easter, I don't know how you would have enjoyed yourself, for I suppose she had only her own company that day. Certain I am that she didn't have mine. I will explain. She sent me word on Saturday morning before that she would like to come to town that evening so as to start from there in the morning, if I could bring her a conveyance. I sent her word I would stop plowing at dinner,

Prairie View, Texas
April 21st, 1879

Miss Emma Davis

Very dear friend, I will try tonight to answer your gladly received and closely perused missive, which I received on Friday, and I hope to dispell some of the anger with which you answered my last, or at least not make matters worse. Emma, I am sorry, more so than I will ever be able to tell you on paper, that this misunderstanding should have occurred between us. And I am afraid to write to you for fear you will misconstrue my meaning, as you seem to have done all the way through my last; nothing was farther from my thoughts than the idea of being mad with you or having my feelings hurt

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Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, April 21, 1879], letter, April 21, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128731/m1/1/transcription/: accessed December 2, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.