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

18th Wednesday  A cloudy damp & some rainey day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick.

19th Thursday  rather a cloudy damp disagreeable day bad for haying I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick began to hay.

20th Friday  a cloudy forenoon & more pleasant in afternoon  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick  Cols heifer went to bull.

21st Saturday  a cloudy dull forenoon & a shower in afternoon  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  [in margin] H Wyman came out.

22nd Sunday  A cloudy disagreeable day with some light showers & one in the night  I did my choars was at home all day about sick and picked some cherry & made some cherry brandy went to the office a little before sunset came back did my choars & went to bed about 9 [in margin]  James Paxtons wife was buried.

23rd Monday  rather a cloudy day & rained last, a bad hay day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick, Little Shaker boy dog stayed at the store last night & noked down a bottle of sulfuric acid & brook it on him & we had to kill Shake today [in margin] Mr Baker shot shak boy today.

24th Tuesday  rather a cloudy damp poor hay day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick.”

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