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

19th Thursday fine cool weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ lonely as death.

20th Friday rather a fine cool day & evening I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ went to bed 9 ½ lonely.

21st Saturday fine weather for the season I did my choars was at the office all day & evening, a lonely day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard, about sick & lonely as death and dishartened.

22nd Sunday A cloudy morning with a shower last night, a fine day with some clouds and grew warm all day was quite warm at sunset I did my choars eat breckfust & went to the office & back, killed chickings & dressed them H Gould & family came & I went to James Browns & back & found Wm J. McNelly & family here we went over to the mill & store & back east supper & bought Wm McNelly colt to mate mine for $45. & they went to home between 4 & 5 it was lonely after they left I did my choars wrote some skinned some milk & washed the pans & went to bed between 8 and 9 nearly sick lonely as death, dishartened and feel about used up.

23rd Monday rained last night & this morning lowry day I did my choars was at office all day, came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 lonely [in margin] H Willson at store.

24th Tuesday A cloudy rainey disagreeable day & night I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9, tiard, lonely & sick.

25th Wednesday cloudy damp disagreeable day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick, lonely.”

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