To: Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

From: Maurice Lewis (Lizzie Ann’s father)

May 25th 1902

Dear Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

We take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping that you are all quite well and also that the dear children are better. We are pretty well but feeling a little flat after Johnny, he went away on Friday by 2.10 train. We enjoyed his company very much and every one in the Town seemed so glad to see him. He looked very respectable, indeed much better sight on him than what we expected to see, and his conversation was quite a pleasure. You see dear Lizzie Ann that it is not convenient for him to call on you in coming back, but I am sure he will make an effort to come and see you soon. We hope he will.

We hope the dear children are better. Poor little Lona, her teeth do trouble her I am sure, but that little trouble will go by soon. Tell John Maurice - ‘Dada & Nain & Hai’. Our Preacher today is a young man from Cardiff – Mr Mills. The text was John, 9th chapter, 10th verse – ‘Christ the good shepherd’. Our school numbered 100 today. Mr Meyler is the Superintendent so you see that the English Chapel is increasing, the little one will become a thousand.

Pardon them for not writing to you last week but they will this week. On Wednesday night one of the missionaries from Khasia Hills is giving an address. On Sunday night there is a concert in aid of the Railway Men’s Benevolent Society in the Town, and Frances is taking part as well as others from the Town and elsewhere. Mary Lumley is there too. So I have not much more news to tell you this time. May God’s blessing be with you all. Amen. So I conclude with our very best love to you all.

From Father, Mother, Frances.

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