Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 16 – 22, 1865

16th Thursday rather a cloudy disagreeable day & very muddy I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed 9 ½ sick Jerry Pollard carried the mail, G O Potter came from Kankakee to Winfield & had to stay to Hixes all night.

17th Friday rather more pleasant & cool froz some came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 nearly sick G O Potter came down from Winfield with Jerry Pollard got here before noon [in margin] G O Potter & wife got at my house.

18th Saturday rather a fine day but cloudy I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 9 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick.

19th Sunday a most beautiful day for March I did my choars was at the office in morning came home about 9 choared round the most of the day went the office in the evening & made up the mail came back at 7, wrote some & went to bed at 9 sick.

20th Monday fine weather for the season I did my choars was at the office all day and evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at about 9 ½ tiard sick & lonely as death.

21st Tuesday rather fine weather for the season I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & sick.

22nd Wednesday rather fine weather for the season some cold I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.”

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