[Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, May 18 & 19, 1879] Page: 1 of 6 (Transcription)

May 18th, '79

Miss Emma Davis
Ever dear friend,

I will try to answer your letter which I received last Tuesday. I would have answered immediately, but when I received your letter I was as speckled, with measles, as a mud fence with crawfishes, and just about as weak and good looking. I have been very sick and my eyes are nearly out. They were so sore I could hardly read your letter, but they are a little better. But if you can't make out this letter, you will know the cause. I am up again, but am very feeble. I'm afraid I will not be able to work any this week. I haven't the time to lose, but will have to. Allow me to express my

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Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, May 18 & 19, 1879], letter, May 18, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128733/m1/1/transcription/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.