To: David Hughes

From: Lizzie Ann Lewis (they were married in 1897)

February 22 1896

My dearest David

It was with great pleasure that I received your dear letter. I have been feeling very miserable and low all the week, but the sweet words that you sent brought me a great deal of comfort. Sorry that you had it so cold to travel. I am sure it couldn't be much worse than when we went to Manchester. The weather keeps very fine here all along. Dearest I am sure if I should see you tonight you would have a great deal to tell me already. As it is your birthday tomorrow, dear old boy, I hope you will excuse my simple present and wishing you many happy returns of the day. O'h I only wish that I should tell you to your ear and catch hold of your dear hands, that would be real joy to me.

Well I must tell you that poor David Davies died yesterday morning about 7 o'clock. There were very good burial services held in the Graig chapel this week. Mr Owen Glandur was the preacher. Well dear I feel I could linger over your letter all night.

I must conclude with best love from your true faithful E.A.

P.S. All at home wish to be kindly remembered to you.