I'm not entirely sure if this is the right place to ask this, but going through some old documents from my great grandfather I discovered a line with a word which I don't understand, the word was "and _______ from house to house" - I've included a shot of the original document and a zoom of the line in question below, I originally thought it may have been 'Saunter', but it doesn't quite look like it.

If anybody can do a better job of deciphering this than me I'd really appreciate the help.

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    it says " and journeyed from"
    – William
    Dec 20, 2015 at 16:12
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because deciphering handwriting is not really a question of English Language and Usage (bad writing can arise in any language).
    – Hellion
    Dec 20, 2015 at 17:10
  • (I also agree it is meant to be "journeyed", although it looks like the cursive is a bit sloppy and actually spells out "jounajed".)
    – Hellion
    Dec 20, 2015 at 17:12

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It appears to say, "and journeyed from house to house...." Best of luck deciphering the rest of the letter. For me, it was pretty rough going.

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