To: Lizzie Ann

From: Maurice Lewis (her father)

15 July 1900

Dear Lizzie Ann

I take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping that you and baby are quite well and also David and Johnny. Mamma is better and myself and Frances are quite well. Frances is going to Aberdovey to sing in a concert in an engagement for Tuesday night and if I can get a poster I will send it to you to see how large her name is printed.

Dear Lizzie Ann I hope that Johnny is doing what he can with his great gift to help them in Holloway Chapel now that he has more time for himself. I am sure he does not like the idea of you having to leave London - he will be very lonely but tell him from me to gird up the loins of his mind and be strong and try to live right and put his whole trust in God. My dear I hope you are very happy and I hope that John Maurice is a good boy. We have a very happy Sunday - Mr Davies Berriew is our preacher - text - Luke 10 chapter and last verse - 'and Mary hath chosen that good part which shall not be taken away from her'. Well my dear I have no need to teach you about these things and I feel happy to think that you do your best to glorify the name of Jesus.

Has Mr Thomas the Workhouse been to see you? He said that if he went through Tottenham that he will call and see you. When he was in Machynlleth he heard Frances sing and he was quite taken up with her.

Give our very best love to Johnny and David. No more at present from dear father and mother.