Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 18 – 24, 1866

18th Thursday A fine winter day I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick, Russeguies & Connel worked for me.

19th Friday A fine winter day, but began to storm at noon frozen rain lightened & thundered in evening & cleared off cold I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick, I put my mair & colt up for the first time.

20th Saturday A pretty cold winter day, the thurmometer stood at 10 degrees below zero in the morning I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick & lonely A cold day & night.

21st Sunday rather a cold cloudy winter day but not as cold as yesterday, I did my choars eat breckfust was a choaring round the house all day & evening went to the office twice was about sick, put on a pres of cider in evening Mrs Scowel churned, I went to bed about 9 tiard & sick.

22nd Monday rather fine winter weather, & good sleighing I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & lonely.

23rd Tuesday fine winter weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 & went to the bed about 9 tiard sick & lonely.

24th Wednesday fine winter weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick.”

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