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Reached Jackson at 5:30 P.M. at dark.
It is Saturday & no train for Manchester till Monday -
Went to Commercial Hotel & staid over night
Arrainged with a man to take us to Manchester with team in morning.

[[underlined]] Dec. 13 Sunday [[/underlined]]

Had a good nights sleep. Started at 7. A.M. just sunrise. A clear, frosty morning ground froze & rough
Had a good rig & team. Came through some little villages, Michigan Centre, Napoleon & Norval
Good farms all
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along, worn fences.
fields of nice winter wheat, clover & orchards.
Some good sized lakes & creeks - not many marshes -
Timber all in small fields or lots. Walnut & hicory, White oak, Black oak, beech & maple & sycamore
 & elm & Basswood & ironwood -
Country all fenced & improved -
Small flocks of sheep - good good wrinkley merinos.
Reached Uncle Wills at 11 A.M. Surprised them some. Lute & Alice were gone over to Berts - came back about 4 P.M.

Transcription Notes:
Norval = he probably means Norvell, Michigan hicory = hickory merinos = type of sheep