August 17, 1897

Tuesday August 17th 1897  Clear & pleasant till middle PM when it Clouded up & drizzled rain till near night  we left Manners [1] middle AM & went to Alex Dawsons by invitation & took dinner  Mag traded some & I got team & paid [Allen] McElwain 75c & met Mag at the NY Store & we started for Perry Vanwinkles  it sprinkled all the way about 3 ½ miles  arrived at about 5 PM & it drizzled till night  we talked & visited till after 11 & went to bed  Harve hauled manure

[1]  There were some Manners’ families who lived in Crawfordsville, Iowa, about 38 miles southeast of Wellman.

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