Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 24 – 30, 1864

24th Thursday  cold backward weather or March. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed 9 ½ lonely & sick. Geo O Potter went to Chicago to see about getting my eye doctor, got back about 2 oclock tomorrow morning.

25th Friday  cold raw weather for March. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ lonesome homesick & nearly sick.

26th Saturday  Cold weather for the season & the ground frozen yet, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came about 8 ½ & went to bed lonesome & sick.

27th Sunday  cold backward weather for March. I did my choars was at home till about 11 then went to Cals & Sherman Willsons & in to my timber came back & stayed till near 5 came home & went to bed after going to the office & making up the maile, about 9 oclock lonesome & homesick no place seemed like home. I Kenyon came down & carried George & Elizabeth up to his house about 9 ½ came back about 6.

28th Monday  a rainey damp disagreeable day & night. I did my choars was at the office all day & night came home at about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ lonesome & nearly sick.

29th Tuesday  rather a damp muddy disagreeable day. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonesome & nearly sick & slep but little—George Potter went to Chicago to get his eyes doctered.

30th Wednesday  rather more fine but cool. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ tiard lonesome & nearly sick.”

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