To: Emma Lewis

From: Her husband Maurice Lewis

17 December 1899

My dear wife

I now take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping that you are pretty well as it leaves me and Frances very well, only it is very cold here today. We are very glad to hear that the baby is much better and I hope that dear Lizzie Ann is pretty well. It has been a very anxious time with her but hoping that with the blessing of the Lord she may have much joy in nursing the baby boy yet.

Also hoping that David and Johnny are quite well, with our very best love to them both. Mrs Kitty Williams died very sudden and also Mrs Gott. We are spending this Sunday as well as we can. So I have not much news to tell you this time. Frances will tell you more. So I conclude with fondest love to all.

From M & Fr Lewis.