To: Lizzie Ann and David

From: Maurice Lewis (her father)

June 26 1898

Dear Lizzie Ann and David

I now take the pleasure of writing a few lines to you, hoping they will find you both very well as we are pretty well now.

Frances has been complaining a little last week but she is better today. A little news now, Lizzie Wood was confined yesterday at her mothers of a son and they are going on very well. We had the presentation to Mr Williams our Minister last Monday night. The present was just 12 pounds in money and we had a very nice meeting. Mr Rowlands - Chairman - and all the men said just a word. Mrs Rowlands handed him the present.

This week we are going to Towyn on Thursday - our Sunday school - we hope to have a fine day. Poor Lizzie Jones - Poplar Row - (the wife of Mr Evan Jones) died last week, and was buried last Thursday. There was a very large funeral so you see that godly people are much honoured in life and at death.

Dear Lizzie Ann I hope you enjoy much peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. I gave your address to some that are coming up to London. Miss Marpole is in London now, I hope she will come and see you. I do not know when I shall come and see you. I am spending a very happy Sunday. Today Pentlyn Jones of Aberystwith is preaching, and Sunday school was very large today.

So I have not much news to tell you now. May God bless you both and keep you faithful and diligent, both of you …….[?] the Grace that is set before you, looking into Jesus who is the author and finishes off our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the Cross, despised the shame, and is set down at the right hand of God, for consider him that endured much c………[?] of sinners against himself lest ye be weary and faint in your minds.

Dear children I must conclude with our dearest love to you both from your Father and Mother,

M & E Lewis