Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 18 – 24, 1864

“18th Thursday fine weather for August but 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 & nearly sick & downhearted.

“19th Friday fine weather for the season I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ tiad lonely & nearly sick.

“20th Saturday A fine pleasant day but dry & cool nights. 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. Sister acts like the very devile.

“21st Sunday A fine pleasant warm smuckey day & evening cool nights & morning. I did my choars was at home all day almost a choaring round, went to the office about 9 with Rollen Willson came back choared round wrote & red some was at the office towards night again came home did my choars and went to bed about 9 tiard lonely & nearly sick George & Elizabeth went to Baptist meeting, A man from Chicago preached.

“22nd Monday rather a fine pleasant day & evening. I did my choars was at the office al day & in the evening, came home about 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ tiard, lonely & nearly sick.

“23rd Tuesday fine weather for the season, 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 & nearly sick [in margin] Caroline went to Naperville & Goulds.

“24th Wednesday fine weather for the season, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick.”

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