Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 21 – 27, 1866

21st Wednesday rather more fine but cold for March & the ground frozen I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 12 tiard & about sick Gould brought Caroline up about noon her boy was sick & she set up with him a most all night & I set up till 12.

22nd Thursday A cool morning but quite a fine day & sprinkled about sunset or before & rained some during the night I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick Caroline Willson went up in the stage to go to Coral her boy was quite sick.

23rd Friday A disagreeable day & some squalley winter like I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick Hill took my colts home with him.

24th Saturday A cold cloudy morning & day & snowed more or less all day 2 or 3 inches of snow fell & brouk away towards night & was clear & cold during the evening I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 9 started & went back went to bed about 10 tiard & about sick & lonely.

25th Sunday A cold morning with 2 or 3 inches of snow on the ground the murcury in the thurmometer was about down to zero A cool pleasant day & evening thawed but little & none out of the sun I did my choars went to office & back about 7 then choared round the house & howen was about sick, went to office about 2 with Carpenter & came back wrote some eat supper & did my choars went to office in evening came back & went to bed about 9 tiard lonely & about sick.

26th Monday rather a fine day but cool for last of March I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & lonely & homesick.

27th Tuesday rather a cold disagreeable day & snowed some I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard sick & lonely.”

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