Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 28 – February 2, 1869

28th Thursday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

29th Friday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick Fredenhagens wife had a son.

30th Saturday  fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

31st Sunday  A fine day for winter & thawing so it was muddy  I did my choars was at the house all day cut up my pigs went to office at night came home & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick Daniel Kenyon & housekeeper came about 11 & stayed to supper & went home about 8 ½ & Ben Hoath came about that time & stayed till ____.

February 1st Monday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at  9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with Sister.

2nd Tuesday  fine mild winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly worne out with trouble.

3rd Wednesday  A fine winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 21 – 27, 1869

21st Thursday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

22nd Friday  A fine day for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  Moses Bliss was buried Elder Button preached.

23rd Saturday  a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out  Mrs Stone came & stayed all night.

24th Sunday  A fine day but cold cloudy night & stormed a little  I did my choars was at the house all day about sick with the cold & rheumatism went to the office in evening came back & called at Blisses & see Mrs Lewis came home wrote some & went to bed about 9 sick.

25th Monday  rather fine for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

26th Tuesday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick etc.

27th Wednesday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] no snow on ground.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 14 – 20, 1869

14th Thursday  A fine day for Jan  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with Sister.

15th Friday  A fine pleasant day for winter I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out.

16th Saturday  A most beautiful day for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick etc.

17th Sunday  a cloudy day with a raw wind but not cold, I did my choars was at the house the most of the called at the office about one choared round the house the rest of the day was at the office in evening came home and went to bed about 9 nearly sick & worne out, Benjamin Hoath came & brought Eliza home about one.

18th Monday  rather a fine day for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

19th Tuesday  a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick etc  Moses Bliss died this morning about 3 oclock after being sick a few weeks.

20th Wednesday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 7 – 13, 1869

7th Thursday  A most beautiful day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Ben Hoath came last night & stayed & carried Caroline & Eliza to Barruses & back today & stayed all night again it commenced raining some time in the night.

8th Friday  a rainey day  I did my choars was at office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with Sister.

9th Saturday  More pleasant & froz  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with Sister.

10th Sunday  A fine pleasant day  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day went to the office in forenoon & evening, choared round the most of the day went to bed about 9 nearly sick  J B Clark called & paid 15 dols that I let Willson have on the lodges acpt.

11th Monday  rather fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble.

12th Tuesday  a fine pleasant day for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Chancy Baly caught James Laird in his bedroom with his wife about 9 oclock this evening & shot him as he was a coming out of the bedroom he got out of the outer door a rod or so & fell ded on a snow drift, Baly went & told Wm Laird & Thomas Finly of it.

13th Wednesday fine weather for Jan & pretty good waggoning  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with trouble [in margin] got Elizas express package from Warren & paid $2.”