Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 14 – 20, 1865

14th Thursday a pretty cold day, the thermometer at 10 degrees below zero in morning I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ lonely & sick.

15th Friday A pretty cold day & night I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 tiard lonely as death & about sick.

16th Saturday A cold day but a little more mild 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 lonely as death & about sick.

17th Sunday A fine cool morning & more mild & pleasant during the day I did my choars went to the office twice was at home the rest of the day a choaring round & fixing howel & hen house etc went to bed about 9 tiard lonely & sick I went to Sherman Wilson in evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed Caroline & Rol went to Goulds in afternoon & stayed all night.

18th Monday fine winter weather but cold I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 tiard lonely & sick Caroline & Rollen stayed at Goulds all day & night.

19th Tuesday A cold winter day & grew cold & windy I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 tiard & nearly sick & lonely as death Caroline & Rollen came home from Goulds.

20th Wednesday A cold winter day with snow I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 tiard lonely as death & nearly sick.”

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