Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 20 – 26, 1864

20th Wednesday A fine day for winter. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed about 9 ½ sick.

21st Thursday  A fine cool pleasant day. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick. Archa Wellman came at noon with the Doct his brothers remains, he eat dinner at my house & stayed at Mr Derrys house overnight.

22nd Friday  A fine warm day & thawed conciderable. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ Conner dug the grave & Dr Wellman was buried. Franks brother went to Naperville with Col Warren started before 12 & got back 3 ½ & then went up home with James Brown & stayed all night.

23rd Saturday  A fine warm day, thawed fast & spoilt the sleighing. I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10. A Wellman went to Aurora with J Brown in afternoon.

24th Sunday  a fine pleasant day & thawed fast. I did my choars was round home except going to office & Hoyts at noon went to bed about 9.

25th Monday  rather a fine day but muddy weather. I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½. A Wellman came from Browns & stayed all night with me & slep with me. I paid him $500.00.

26th Tuesday  rather warm thawey disagreeable weather sleighing spoilt. I did my choars was at office all day came home at 8 ½ went to bed at near 10. Arba Wellman started back to Michigan.

 

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