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

At Home,
June 18th (1879)

Miss Emma Davis
Oakland, Texas
Ever dear friend,

I received your letter on Monday eve, but Emma, I have been so very busy I could not answer before. I went to Terrell on Tuesday and never returned untill Wednesday evening nearly night. And have been so busy since I could not write. If it had not rained this morning, I could not have answered you for I would have had to help a neighbor thresh wheat. I was doubly glad to hear from you, first, because I thought you had quit writing, excuse me for saying it, but Emma, I had the blues most miserably bad. And the

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Brewer, John C. [Letter from John C. Brewer to Emma Davis, June 18, 1879], letter, June 18, 1879; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth128735/m1/1/transcription/: accessed August 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of Melvin E. Brewer.