To: Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

From: Maurice Lewis (Lizzie Ann’s father)

Sunday December 20th 1903

Dear Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

We now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you. We had the Post Card. Glad to see that you are all well. We are pretty well but Frances, she was seized with a chill on Friday night early and has been in bed ever since. She is trying to get up tonight a little. I don’t know what is to become of her this week because she has several engagements. We hope she will gain her strength quickly or else it will all come to nought. They are very much expecting her at Llanbrynmair on Christmas day.

We had a letter from Uncle Sam this morning from Johannesburg. He is quite well and remembers to you. If you like Mamma will send you the letter. Mr Davies (Berriew) is our preacher today. Text 52nd chapter Isaiah, 13, 14, 15th verses. School no. 104. It’s a very fine day here. There is a Christmas tree in our chapel on Tuesday. So as I don’t write you again before Christmas day all being well, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, with all the happiness that this season brings with it. May God bless you all. Tell JM & Lona to be very good children, Taid says so.

No more at present from Father, Mother & Frances.

With very best love to all.

Children X X X