To: Lizzie Ann

From: Maurice Lewis (her father)

November 12 1900

Dear Lizzie Ann

I now take the pleasure of writing a few lines to you hoping that you are all quite well as this leaves us all at present. I was very glad to see that you had some nice visitors. It was very comforting to entertain them. It helps you to feel more comfortable. We hope David is quite well and that dear little John Morris is quite well. Can he walk now or does he try?

The Marchioness is giving support for Frances to get some training, I think by Tom Powell, a schoolmaster at Derwenlas [?]. He is a very good musician, he has given her many a lesson when she was preparing for some event ……..[?] will as now for the present. They were so pleased with her at Aberystwyth that one gentleman told me last week that they had their eye upon her and that when she would want help to go farther with her singing that they would be ready to help her, and this will be if it is the Lords will that she shall have health and strength to go on, I would say thy will be done. We had our school meeting last Sunday for the Glandurig District. It was held in our Chapel and we had a very pleasant Sunday. Frances sang them a solo in the evening service. Poor Mrs Catherine Jones (shop corner) is dead and buried last week. Rev Owen (Welshpool) is our preacher today. We are spending a very nice quiet Sabbath day, bless the Lord for it, and I am praying that we all shall be found of him in that day when he shall make up his jewels. Also remember us to Johnny. He does not write very often.

From your Father and Mother and Frances.

M & E Lewis