Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 29 – September 4, 1866

29th Wednesday  rather a cloudy day with light showers  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick.

30th Thursday  rather a cloudy showerery day & more warm  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick, Fry a thrashing at Lahmans.

31st Friday  A cloudy showerey day & warm  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick, thrashing at Lahmans.

September 1st Saturday  A cloudy damp day with a heavey shower in the morning which spoiled thrashing for all day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with a soar throat  Fry set his machine here to thrash but the shower stopped him.

2nd Sunday  A little cloudy in the morning & foggy but cleared off & was a fine pleasant warm day with a fine cool air  I did my choars eat breckfust & went to the office about 9 ½ come back & went down at 10 ½ again, was round the house the most of the day a choaring, went to bed about 9.

3rd Monday  rather a fine day but cloudy some  I did my choars was at the store the most of the day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 tiard  an nearly sick with a cold  etc Rol Willson had the oats thrashed by Fry & I helped carry mine up stairs in the store we had 470 bushels [in margin] Fry thrashed the oats for Willson.

4th Tuesday  A cloudy rainey day & nasty  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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 22 – 28, 1866

22nd Wednesday  fine cold weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & verry lonely [in margin] George Sidwell com work for me.

23rd Thursday  A fine pleasant day but 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 & about sick [in margin] George White was here.

24th Friday  fine cool weather all most a frost every night  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

25th Saturday  A fine cool day most a frost  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 [in margin] Rol & Caroline went to Naperville.

26th Sunday  A fine pleasant cool day  I did my choars was round the house all day a choaring fixing fence etc did my choars went to bed about 9 nearly sick.

27th Monday  rather a fine day but cool  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 with a cold.

28th Tuesday  rather a cloudy damp disagreeable 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 & sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 15 – 21, 1866

15th Wednesday  rather a fine day  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.

16th Thursday  A fine pleasant day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & sick  R Willson finish stacking grain.

17th Friday  A fine pleasant day & night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 tiard lonely & nearly sick.

18th Saturday  a fine day with a shower at night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick lonely & disheartened.

19th Sunday A fine morning but some cloudy day & sprinkled a little  I did my choars was round the most of the day a choaring & was about sick went to the office about noon & back, George Sidwell was here, I went to bed about 9 tiard & sick.

20th Monday  rather fine weather but cool  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.

21st Tuesday fine cold weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick lone.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 8 – 14, 1866

8th Wednesday  A cloudy damp day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard and about sick— Geroge Sidwell came back from Rockford & went to the saloon & stayed overnight, German’s brother knocked George out of bed & knocked bothe of his eyes pretty bad so that they were black for over a week & pretty bad [in margin] George got pounded over to Germans tonight.

9th Thursday  Rather a fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick, George came to the store with both of his eyes blacked about 4 ½ & came up to the house with mrs Germans brother struck him [in margin] Wizard King performed at basement  rained in night.

10th Friday  A fine day  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  Rol Willson stacked one stack of oats the rest lay on the ground, the Wizard King performed.

11th Saturday  A streddy rainey day & night, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home before 8 & went to bed at 9 tiard lonely & sick.

12th Sunday A cloudy damp morning & cloudy day but the sun shone some I did my choars went to the office & back about 3 or 4 times, choared round some fixed fence some etc went to bed at 9 tiard lonely & sick George was here with black eyes.

13th Monday  rather a fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ about sick.

14th Tuesday rather cloudy & a light shower towards night, rained hard at John Warnes  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 1 – 7, 1866

August 1st Wednesday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard nearly sick & lonely.

2nd Thursday  fine weather with some clouds I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & lonely.

3rd Friday  A fine day, some cloudy & sprinkled several times a heavey shower in evening with hail & thunder  I did my choars was at office all day & evening came home 8 ½ to bed at 9 ½ sick & lonely [in margin] Fredenhagen & wife went to biltors.

4th Saturday  Some damp in morning but a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick Rol & wife went to Big Woods to get some  ______________  Fredenhagen sent his wifes mother home.

5th Sunday  A fine pleasant day some cloudy  I did my choars went to office came back was round home all day choaring etc did but little went to bed at 9 lonely & nearly sick.

6th Monday  rather fine weather for the season it rained during the night  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  Fredenhagen let George have 10 dollars & he borrowed five of me & went to Rockford in afternoon got there in the night & stayed round the depot till morning the heifer went to the bull for the second time.

7th Tuesday  rather a rainey day & disagreeable  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 [in margin] George stayed at Mrs Thomses tonight.”