Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 16-22, 1863

16th Wednesday  rather fine cloudy weather. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 1/2 & went to bed about 9 ½.

17th Thursday  rather fine cloudy day & rained some during night. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

18th Friday  rather a cloudy damp morning & cool cloudy day & cold evening froze during night, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold, a very cold night for Sept.

19th Saturday  A cold & some cloudy morning with a heavey frost and water froze in a pool thicker than window glass last night. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ went to bed 9 ½.

20th Sunday  A cold cloudy morning, I think there was no frost. I got up about 7, did my choars went to the office & Hoyts came home at 10, choared round the house, the most of the day, H. Gould & family came along about 11 & went to Cals. Elizabeth went to Griffeths about 11 ½, Guy Lewins, wife & Charly came 12 ¼ & went to Griffeths, came back & stayed a while & went home, I called at Hoyts in evening came home at 8, & went to bed about 9, Gould came back & stayed till nearly 4 Caroline came with them, Hat & Eliza McNelly came about 12 ½ & stayed till after supper, Hot Eliza & Caroline were off together.

21st Monday  rather a fine day & evening. I did my choars was at the office all day & in evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at about 9 ½.

22nd Tuesday  rather fine weather for the season. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at about 9 ½.”

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