Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 19 – 25, 1865

19th Thursday a fine day for Jan I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick.

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

21st Saturday A fine day but cloudy I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 and went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick & lonely.

22nd Sunday A warm cloudy snowey morning the ground covered with about from 2 to 4 inches on the level stopped snowing about 10, I did my choars eat breckfust & went to office about 9 ½ got back about 10 choared round cleaned out my howel etc choared down celler & George Cidwell came about 11 I went to the office in evening & made up the mail got home 6 ½ wrote some & went to bed about 9 tiard & about sick Mrs Potter went to Mrs Stones in evening got home between 8 & 9 [in margin] Mrs Ira Woodman died tonight.

23rd Monday rather fine cold winter weather but poor sleighing I did my choars was at the office all day & in evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

24th Tuesday fine winter 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 & about sick [in margin] Mrs Ira Woodman was buried.

25th Wednesday rather fine weather for winter but pretty cold I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed 9 ½ sick with a cold [in margin] H. Wilcox at store.”

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