To: Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

From: Maurice Lewis (Lizzie Ann’s father)

February 22nd 1903

Dear Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

We take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping that they will find you all pretty well as it leaves us at present, excepting Frances. She is suffering very much from neuralgia last night and today. She is not getting out of bed today. She thinks it is better to stop in bed although she was to play the organ at the services, but no chance.

Poor V Owen received your letter and was pleased with it that he spoke of your letter. Poor man, it is doubtful whether he will ever appear in the English Chapel again. We sincerely hope he may. David has been to see him and Johnny and Willie today. We are not permitted to go and see him now because talking prostrates him very much. If it is the Lord’s will that he must go now it will be a great loss for the English Chapel as you know. When I saw him last his conversation was full of hope and joy which proves the truth of that verse that the righteous shall not make haste in death.

We have a very good preacher today a Stephen George of Llandrindod – a very quaint preacher indeed. Text Matthew, 5th chapter, 8th verse – ‘blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God’. Our school was 86 and in all we are having a very good Sunday. Hoping dear Lizzie Ann that you are able to enjoy this day with some comfort to your soul.

Best love to David. From Father and Mother & Frances.