[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, April 23, 1879] Page: 1 of 6 (Transcription)

so, and when she receives the letter I wrote the other day, I think she will be of the same opinion as myself. I intend going to see Miss Genie next Sunday and make up with her, if I can, which I doubt. Well, I must go to plowing, so goodbye till tonight.


I will send your valentine with this. I have had lots of fun with it, but no kiss have I got with it.

Rockwall, Texas
April 23rd, 1879

Miss Emma Davis
Dearly beloved,

In as much as I yesterday received a letter from you, I will now endeavor to reply. Emma, I would have answered your letter last night but I could not have answered it if I had tried. I was at town when I received your letter and I had not read half through it untill an unaccountable feeling began to come over me and it has not left me yet. And I can hardly bear to think of the contents of it, it makes me so sad and hopeless.

It is impossibility for me to describe my feelings or to arrive at

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Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, April 23, 1879], letter, April 23, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128732/m1/1/transcription/: accessed May 28, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.

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