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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 [[end page]] [[start page]] 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.
Norval = he probably means Norvell, Michigan hicory = hickory merinos = type of sheep
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