Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 6 – 12, 1865

6th Thursday rather a cool windy day & grew more cold all day & frozen dureing the night pretty hard I was at the store all day & evening did my choars came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with a cold & lonely as death & homesick George O. Potter, his wife Elizabeth, A & Charles their son started this morning for Decorah Iowa to live and make them a home, they left in the stage a little after 8 with Knox.

7th Friday A cold windy & some cloudy day a pretty cold wind with the water & ground frozen some I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard sick & lonely as death.

8th Saturday rather a cold windy day & froze quite hard I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick & homesick.

9th Sunday rather a cool cloudy disagreeable day the ground & water was frozen & we had a few flakes of snow in the morning, I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round went to the office two times & in the evening made up the mail came home & went to bed at 9 lonely & about sick.

10th Monday rather fine weather for April, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening I did my choars was at the office came home at about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 sick & tiard, Frank Wellman came here from home in Friendship.

11th Tuesday rather weather I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & lonely.

12th Wednesday rather fine for April I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”

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