Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 26, 1862

26th Thursday  A rainey disagreeable forenoon at Jacksonville.  I started between 11 & 12 for the Insane hospital with Sister Young Sister Fox carried us up got there a little before noon & left her & I went back & got dinner & went up again about 3 oclock PM and went all over the Institute & round the barns etc.  Saw Sister again & felt verry bad to leave her.  She was so frustrated & she felt so bad to have me leave, I started the village about ½ past 6, went up & saw the deef & dumb asylum & took the cars for Springfield between 10 & 11 & got to Springfield about 12, went to a tavern & stayed till next day about 8 or 9 went to Depot Friday & took cars for Chicago 50 after 11.”


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