To: Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

From: Maurice Lewis (her father)

Sunday January 10th 1904

Dear Lizzie Ann, David, JM & Lona

We now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you, hoping that you are all quite well. Very glad to hear from you on Saturday. We are all pretty well today and also having a nice Sunday. A student is the preacher, the text was Luke 14 Chapter 27 verse - 'and whosoever doth not take up his cross and follow me cannot be my disciple', and he dwelt much on those servants which refused to accept the invitation of that great man which made a supper, and sent his servants to call them that were bidden. Our school no. 98. I was teaching a class of young men. I enjoyed myself very much with them. I thought it quite a privilege to do what little I could.

We had 3 meetings last week. I went to them all and enjoyed myself very much. We all felt that the Lord was very near, having mercy upon us and helping us all. Glory to his dear name. Wesleyans have their preaching all next week. The Ministers have changed pulpits today and that shows a very nice spirit reigning in our Town. Tell the children to be very good. Best love to David. Tell him that I am drawing at that tobacco hard and fast. May God bless you all.

So we conclude with our very best love to you all from Father, Mother & Frances, M E & F

Children X X X

Excuse short letter, you know my meaning.
Dear Lizzie Ann.