To: Elizabeth Ann and David Hughes (son in law)

From: Maurice and Emma Lewis

April 7th 1898

Dear Lizzie Ann and David

I now take the pleasure of writing a few lines to you hoping to find you both quite well, as I am very well and Frances and Johnny, but Mamma is not very well now. She is not able to go out or to Chapel much, but she is able to do some work in the house. I do hope that now as it is getting warmer weather and a long day that she will be able to get out more.

Dear children, I hope you are having a nice Easter and that this season again will bring to our memory the crucifixion and death of our Saviour for us, and that this will make us very humble and penitent before him, and that from this it will make us ask the Lord 'what wilt thou have me to do'. May the Lord give you and myself strong faith so that we may be able to do something in his vineyard. I find it a very pleasant thing every Sunday before going to School to ask the Lord to give me a willing mind so that whatever I may be asked to do, I may obey and do, and I feel so happy in returning from School and may God help you both and all of us to be useful, while the days are going bye.

David's father and mother are very well and expecting Morris home on Friday morning. I have not seen him. Sarah Morris is better now, but her health is very delicate. I am glad to hear that you are having some friends to visit you now and again. The Edmunds family are leaving the Wynnstay and going to Evesham in Worcestershire, not very far from London. Newcombe Jones - the Bank and Miss Connie Edmunds are married and living in your great City. Miss Nellie Foulkes Jones is going to get married soon. Miss Evans - sister of Willie Evans - the Post is getting married next week to some young man from Festiniog.

Now dear children, I have told you all the news as I can think of. May God bless you and keep you, that is my humble prayer for you. I conclude with all our very best love to you both from your dear Father and Mother -

M & E Lewis

Write soon.

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