Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 1 – 7, 1864

“September 1st Thursday rather a fine day & evening I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick. Robert Millard Jr got to his fathers here about 5 oclock this morning & his father died about 8-3/4 this forenoon.

“2nd Friday Rather fine weather for Sept but dry I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick etc Robert Millards funeral was today at 2 oclock at Baptist house Elder Ofield preached.

“3rd Saturday A pretty fine day but some cloudy. I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 10 oclock & soon went to bed tiard & sick.

“4th Sunday rather a fine morning but cloudy I did my choars was at the house the most of the day a choaring round was at the office twice & fixed straw stack etc went to bed about 9, nearly sick & lonely, it rained a little between one & two.

“5th Monday rather 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 tiard lonely & sick.

“6th Tuesday fine weather for Sept but rather dry 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] George went to Chicago got his eyes doctered.

“7th Wednesday fine weather for the season I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick, lonely as can be.”

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