To: Elizabeth Ann Lewis (daughter)

From: Maurice and Emma Lewis (parents)

Wynnstay and Herbert Hotel

August 9th 1896

Dear Lizzie Ann,

I take the pleasure of writing a few lines to you hoping that you are well, as we are all well at present. We are thinking of you dear, very much that you must be in great trouble because of the death of your mistress, but these things must of heed take place, hoping that you are able to bear up under it all. But dear, remember this, that as thy day so shall thy strength be. I think that you had a great privilege to be by the side of one that was dying. Hoping that at the time you were able to say a word in season to the dying one.

Dear Lizzie, you see your high calling in Christ Jesus, and may peace and joy be your daily experience. Dear Lizzie, I have not much to say to you this time, all the friends are kindly remembering to you. Mrs Foulkes Jones is not at home now, or else I should have shown the post card to her. I showed it to Mrs Williams the Post. She was then starting away from Machynlleth, she said she would write to you as soon as it would be convenient. So I have no more to tell you now. May God bless you.

From your father and mother and all with best love.

Postscript added: Sunday evening 67 in school.

Letter in envelope addressed to:

Miss E A Lewis
41 Netherhall Gardens