Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 13 – 19, 1867

13th Wednesday  a misty damp day & the water getting high the river verry high tonight so it sent up into my celler near 2 feet  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at near 9 ½ nearly sick.

14th Thursday  the river quite high but a falling a little fell near 2 feet during day  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a  cold.

15th Friday  a damp cloudy morning & began to rain at 8 or 9 sprinkled more or less all the forenoon & rained in afternoon & the river raised conciderable was pretty high  I did my choars was at the store all day came home 9 ½ & went to bed at 10 ½ sick with a cold Jerry Dady & Rol Willson killed my pigs in forenoon & I cut them up in evening came home early in evening.

16th Saturday  A cold windy blustering day  like March  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8-3/4 & went to bed about 10 ½ nearly sick.

17th Sunday  A fine pleasant warm day  I did my choars salted my pork down went to the office a little before 12 came back & choared round the house  cleaned out my pig pen etc was at the office again in evening came home & went to bed about 9 tiard & about sick.

18th Monday  rather fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the store all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] meeting continues?

19th Tuesday  rather fine for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.”

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