Tuesday August 17th 1897 Clear & pleasant till middle PM when it Clouded up & drizzled rain till near night we left Manners  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
 There were some Manners’ families who lived in Crawfordsville, Iowa, about 38 miles southeast of Wellman.
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