Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:
“Nov. 7 It commenced to snow & sleet in the morning & continued so through the day. One of the Sergeants went downtown & bought some cornmeal & sweet potatoes. We ate pretty heartily of them, which did me no particular good.
I wrote Mother a letter & read 4 from DuPage. I did not feel well through the day.”
Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:
“7th Friday A fine pleasant day. I did my choars was at the store the most of the day & evening came home about 9 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick. Jonathan Pollards wife was buryed today the funeral was at the Baptist house at 2 oclock the congregational minister preached, all out from Chicago.”