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Published in: on February 21, 2019 at 3:13 pm  Leave a Comment  

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 18 – 24, 1869

18th Thursday  fine weather but muddy  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.

19th Friday  fine weather with light flury of snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble [in margin] R Willson died at Sherman Willsons near Taylorville Iowa at about 11 oclock at night.

20th Saturday  A cloudy raw day, ground covered with snow  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–.

21st Sunday  snow fell several inches last night & the ground was covered with snow several inches, winterey weather  I did my choars went to the office & back choared round the house wrote some & went to office in the evening came home & went to bed at 9 nearly sick [in margin] R Willson was buried.

22nd Monday  rather 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 & worne out with Sister.

23rd Tuesday  fine weather for Feb  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ & was about sick & worne out with trouble.

24th Wednesday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 11-17, 1869

11th Thursday  fine warm weather & muddy  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, Mrs Stone came back at supper time.

12th Friday  A cloudy muddy warm 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.

13th Saturday  I did my choars it was a cloudy forenoon & a rainey afternoon & evening  I was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Mrs Stone went to D Kenyons & stayed after night.

14th Sunday  A warm cloudy foggy morning & broake away some in middle & after part of the day  I did my choars went to the office came home & eat breckfust choared round the house wrote some & went to the office in the evening came home & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worne out.

15th Monday  fine winter weather for Feb  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.

16th Tuesday  fine weather but muddy  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.

17th Wednesday  the weather is mild & roads muddy  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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 4 – 10, 1869

4th Thursday  fine winter weather with a little snowfall  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick etc.

5th Friday  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 & worne out [in margin] a mild winter.

6th Saturday  A fine winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out.

7th Sunday  A fine cloudy mild day  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring & was at the office in evening came home & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick & worne out with Sister & other troubles.

8th Monday  fine winter weather like April  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 & sister & sickness.

9th Tuesday  fine warm muddy 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.

10th Wednesday  fine warm weather for the season  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.”