Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 7 – 13, 1863

7th Wednesday  rather a fine day & evening. I did my choars was at the office all day and in evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½.

8th Thursday  rather fine cool day & evening. I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ sick. Israel Kenyon came down and carried Elizabeth to Frank Willsons dance & got home at one oclock. Rained some this forenoon.

9th Friday  rather a fine cold day & evening froze tonight. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½. Elizabeth went to Chicago with Williams people today.

10th Saturday  rather a fine cold day & froz hard tonight. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

11th Sunday  rather a fine cold morning with water frozen quite hard a fine day & cool evening. I did my choars went to the office & Hoyts after breckfust came home & went to be picking apples picked about 30 bushels. Frank Brown helped about 5 hours. I went to office 3 times came home & wrote some shaved & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick. Roll Willson fetched Cal down about to stay till Elizabeth got back from Chicago Caroline came evening.

12th Monday  rather fine cool weather. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

13th Tuesday  rather fine cool weather. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½.”

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