To: Elizabeth Ann Hughes (nee Lewis - daughter), Johnny Lewis (son), David Hughes (son in law)

From: Maurice and Emma Lewis

4th March 1900

Dear Lizzie Ann, David and Johnny

I now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you, hoping that you yourself are getting much better and that the baby is quite well and Mary. We are all much better. Frances has got a bit of a cold. She was at a concert in Pantperthog and brought home a prize, and she had a lot of praise in the bargain. Poor Mr Vaughan Owen is in trouble. He has been to London fetching the remains of poor Henry Owen, his son which died in the hospital in London. He came home on Saturday with the five train and there was a very nice procession from the station to the house, and the funeral is on Monday. David came down with him. Poor Mr Owen, we all sympathise very much with him in his trouble. Ask Johnny to write. I should like to know which is his work on the station.

Mamma is not going to Welshpool tomorrow as Mr Griffiths sent to say that his family were ill at home, and that he could not go to Welshpool on Monday. We are having a very nice Sunday. R Owen Wpool is our Preacher. So I have not much news to tell you this time. May the blessing of God be with you all - this from your dear Father and Mother and Frances - with our dearest love to all.