May 31st 1898

To: Lizzie Ann and her husband David

From: her father Maurice Lewis

Dear Lizzie Ann and David

I take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you, hoping that you both are much better as it leaves us all pretty well at present.

Dear Lizzie, we had a very happy Sunday with our Minister on Sunday last. The evening text was 'be not deceived, God is not mocked for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap' - Gallations Chapter 6, 7th verse. So you see that we were not without being reminded of the good use of our time.

Now about the Bazaar - it has been very successful, they made in three days three hundred and four pounds odd. On Friday I dressed up in the afternoon like a gentleman and went to the Bazaar and I found a lot of very kind friends there. They invited me to every stall and to the tea and I enjoyed it all very well - but they emptied my pocket. I went in for raffles and drawings and I came out lucky on two occasions. First I had ten pounds of good butter for three pence and then I think I had a very nice pillow or cushion for three pence or six pence.

So you see dear children I did not lose much in the end. Mama was there but she was cutting prices down. No so liberal as me. Dear children I have not much more to tell you now. Hoping that you are very happy, and may the peace of God which passeth all understanding keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

So no more at present from your dear father and mother, Frances and Johnny.

M & E Lewis X X X X