To: Lizzie Ann & David
From: Maurice Lewis (her father)
September 4 (1899?)
Dear Lizzie Ann & David
I take the pleasure of writing a few lines to you hoping that you are quite well as we are all pretty well at present. Very glad to hear that you are much better. Received your loving letter this morning. Mamma is off to Pont Robert in the morning. You had better write to her at Berllandeg this week. So you see that I shall have Frances to be housekeeper for a week. You can also write to us this week. We shall be so glad to hear from you.
We were very glad that you went to see Mary Lewis. She told you a lot of news. Dear Lizzie Ann I give you an outline of our anniversary services last week - we had crowded congregation all day. Puleston Jones was preaching, very good. The morning text was Ephesians, 4th chapter, first verse: 'I therefore the prisoner of the Lord beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called'. Also at 2.30 - address on the 132 Psalm: 'Lord remember David in all his afflictions' - it was to the children in particular, but it was very edifying to all, it was about the bravery of David when a shepherd and then in afterlife. He mourned that the Ark of God was in captivity in the land of the Philistines.
The evening text was in St James, 1st chapter, 13 verse: 'let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God, for God cannot be tempted with evil neither tempted he any man'. Dear children I hope you give yourselves fully to the Lord. Every day I pray for you, remember me. So I have not much to tell you again. If it pleases the Lord I may have an opportunity again and I will try to have something fresh then. I am enjoying the services today very well. A Mr Thomas of Acrefair R [Wrexham?] is the preacher.
Please excuse my short letter. With our dearest love to you both.
From us all
X X X X
Brother, Sister, Father and Mother
M & E Lewis