Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 7 – 13, 1864

“7th Thursday A fine day for the season but dry. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick. Charles came from Lewenses & went to Goulds.

“8th Friday A fine dry day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick rained during the night.

“9th Saturday A cloudy misty morning but rather fine after noon, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick, a cloudy evening & rained pretty hard the latter part of the night, & the Methodist bell toled about 12 oclock at night several times supposed by the wind, the best rain we have had this summer or since spring.

“10th Sunday A fine rainey morning & cloudy day the best rain we have had this summer, I got up about 7 did my choars went to the office, came back by Pollards & Mrs Bliss choared round some hoed in garden, went to the office about 12 came back & sowed some turnips wrote some etc did my choars & went to bed at 9 tiard & lonely & nearly sick.

“11th Monday rather fine dry weather, I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick.

“12th Tuesday rather fine but dry wather. I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick.

“13th Wednesday fine weather for the season but to dry I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & homesick.”

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