To: Lizzie Ann, David and children
From: Maurice Lewis (her father)
Sunday 29 November 1903
Dear Lizzie Ann, David and the dear children
We now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you, hoping that you are all quite well as we are all pretty well, except Frances, her cold sticks to her very much. She is not able to sing but she has been playing the mandolin in several places - at the Baptist chapel soiree and also in the Town Hall.
We are so glad that she is able to do something to help in the good work. These things are some help to the different causes we have in Town. We have a reading room in the Old Chapel up the street. We have enrolled 140 members, so you see that there is a chance now for young men to spend the evening hours, instead of making off to the Public House or sculking about the streets.
Our preacher is a young man from College - a very nice preacher. It's a fine day. Text this morning - Matthew, Chapter 7, verses 24 to 27. He said that this sermon was first of all to the Disciples, and then to those at the back it was a warning. Also he wanted to establish his Kingdom. He said that the people at this time were wondering about the sheep without a shepherd. I enjoyed the sermon very much. The no. in school - 103. Tell the dear children that taid says they must be very good. Looking at your photo and John Morris on a card of the station we were surprised, but like to look at it.
May God bless you, all best love to David. So we conclude with our very best love to you all.
From Father, Mother, Frances and children.