To: Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

From: Maurice Lewis (Lizzie Ann’s father)

Sunday June 14th 1903

Dear Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

We now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping that they will find you all quite well as it leaves us at present. Mamma is pretty well now. Frances and myself are quite well. Our preacher today is a Rev. E.L. Hughes, the Minister of the English Chapel, Portmadoc. He’s a very good preacher. The text this morning was Nehemiah, 5th chapter, 15th verse, you know it was that Prophet that rode on a mule at night to view the walls of Jerusalem when they were fallen down and he spoke about men that were set to work on the walls with sword in one hand and trowel in the other. You know dear Lizzie Ann this teaches us how difficult it is sometimes to serve God but the walls were built: victory.

Well now I will tell you a little about the Sale of Work. It turned out very successful indeed. Some old gentleman Lewis from your town sent a five pound note. He was to open the Sale but could not come. W.S. Jones did open the Sale but did not give anything extra, only spent well in the Sale, but it turned out a great success. They realized 70 pounds, so that was very good. Our School was 92 in number today. I enjoyed my class very much. It’s very cold here today. Will send you a paper with a little account of all this, so dear Lizzie Ann and David I have no more news to tell you now.

With our very best love to you all.

From Father, Mother, Frances

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