To: Lizzie Ann

From: Maurice Lewis (Lizzie Ann’s father)

January 6th 1902

Dear Lizzie Ann

We now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping to find all quite well as it leaves us all at present. The young Mr Turner has been here now for a fortnight. He is here just all day and goes out to lodge at Mrs Evans, Doll. He is a very nice young man and he has a great deal to say about South Africa. He is going back to Oswestry on Tuesday. We have enjoyed his company very much and he has been kind to us all in nice gifts. Dear Lizzie Ann a little about today, our Preacher is a student, very nice. Our text was 8th chapter Matthew, 10th verse – marvelling at the faith of the centurion, and it will be a great blessing for us to have the same faith. I hope I have it and also that you examine that faith every day. May we have the great blessing ourselves. Mamma is asking you to pardon her for not writing but she has been so busy with this young man. Frances is very well now. Tell J.M. and Lona about us all, dear children. Pardon my short letter. Our School was 89 in number. Dear Lizzie Ann and David I hope you are quite well.

[Next 2 lines in pencil and unable to read.]

Amen.

From your dear Father and Mother & Sister

M & E & Fr Lewis X X X

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