Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 21 – 27, 1868

21st Thursday  fine weather & looks like rain  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.

22nd Friday  a fine warm day & looks like rain 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.

23rd Saturday  A fine 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 Sister  I received a letter from Wm McNellys wife & Caroline today [in margin] A letter from Caroline & Ann.

24th Sunday  A fine hot day  I did my choars & went to the store came back & took my colt to Nick Collings, then choared round the house & fixed the fence & was at the store in evening came home & went to bed at 9, Mrs Stone went over the river, Mrs Gould came up with Adda.

25th Monday  A fine day & growing time  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.

26th Tuesday  fine growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick & worne out with Sister.

27th Wednesday  fine growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 14 – 20, 1868

14th Thursday  cloudy & damp weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick Gould here.

15th Friday  rather more pleasant  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.

16th Saturday  rather a fine warm 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 with trouble  Mrs Stone went to C Owens in evening.

17th Sunday  A fine warm pleasant day  cool towards night  I did my choars, was at home the most of the day went to the office twice & in the evening came back & went to bed about 9 sick & tiard  Mrs. Stone was at Owens & Raynolds.

18th Monday  rather fine weather but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & nearly worne out with trouble.

19th Tuesday  rather fine but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worn out with Sister.

20th Wednesday  A fine cool 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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 7 – 13, 1868

7th Thursday  A cloudy disagreeable 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.

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

9th Saturday  a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ¾ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with trouble of Sister.

10th Sunday  A fine cool morning & pleasant  I did my choars was round home the most of the day a choaring round sowing grass seed & fixing fence & was at office some & in evening came home & went to bed at 9 sick & worne out  Mrs Stone was at A Bostwicks & Owens.

11th Monday  Rather fine 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 with trouble etc had a letter from Caroline.

12th Tuesday  rather a cloudy lowerey 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, sent a letter Caroline.

13th Wednesday  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick etc  rather a lowerey day etc.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 30 – May 6, 1868

30th Thursday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & worne out with Sister.

May 1st Friday  rained some was disagreeable  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.

2nd Saturday  rather fine with some showers, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble.

3rd Sunday  rather a fine day with showers  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day called at the office about 10 & in evening came home & went to bed at 9 sick.

4th Monday  rather 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 & worne out with trouble.

5th Tuesday  rather cloudy disagreeable weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard  worne out with trouble.

6th Wednesday  A rainey disagreeable weather  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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 23 – 29, 1868

23rd Thursday  A cold cloudy raw disagreeable day & rather damp  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & about worne out with trouble & Sister.

24th Friday  A cool raw day & damp  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  James Hoyt got here about 12 or 1 [in margin] Waner moved into Doc Watermans house at night.

25th Saturday  More pleasant & cleared off in the afternoon  I did my choars was at the office all day James Hoyt came up with me about 10 & about 11 he went to Naperville  I came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ about sick  James Hoyt went to Williams at night.

26th Sunday  A fine pleasant warm day  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round etc & went to the office about noon & again in the evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick  Mrs Stone came from hines in forenoon & went to Bostwicks in the afternoon came back before supper.

27th Monday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick, Lawson Bliss & wife went to Aurora & brought Dr Fry home with them, & he stayed Bliss over night.

28th Tuesday  A fine forenoon but rained in the afternoon & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Lawson carried to Naperville Dr Fry, to go Aurora.

29th Wednesday  A cloudy damp misty day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 16 – 22, 1868

16th Thursday  more pleasant  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  Frank Connel died tonight with the scarlet fever  Hines baby born & Miss Green married  Hines wife had a daughter.

17th Friday  A cool cloudy day with snow squalls  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick  Recd a letter from Caroline today & wrote a letter back to go tomorrow.

18th Saturday  A cold morning & frozen  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  Frank Connel was buried today  I sent a letter to Caroline this morning.

19th Sunday  A cloudy disagreeable morning but more pleasant during the day & very warm but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the house a choaring round all day was at the office in day & evening came home & went to bed at about 9 sick.

20th Monday  rather cold raw weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worn out with Sister.

21st Tuesday  A cold raw 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 Sister.

22nd Wednesday  A cool stormey day  I did my chaors was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & discouraged.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 9 – 15, 1868

9th Thursday  rough 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.

10th Friday  A cool disagreeable 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.

11th Saturday  began to snow about 3 oclock in the morning & snowed all day & fell about 4 or 5 inches & was like winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out.

12th Sunday  A cold windy day with the snow aflying  the snow about 4 inches deep  I did my choars went Garys after my colts & went round to Herricks & found them & got them home was about tuckered out went to the office  in the evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick & worne out with Sister.

13th Monday  rather a raw day & ground covered with snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home & 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½.

14th Tuesday  rather a cold raw day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

15th Wednesday  rather better 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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 2nd – 8th, 1868

2nd Thursday  fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & worne out with trouble  Sim Billings got whipped at the tavern [in margin] A Ball at Perry & Sim Billings got whipped.

3rd Friday  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 & worne out with trouble  William Jorden was buried this afternoon he bled to death at the lungs.

4th Saturday  A snowey morning & forenoon it began to snow about 4 oclock in the morning snowed pretty fast the most of the forenoon fell three or four inches a pretty cold night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble, Daniel Kenyon deeded his farm to S.B. Hill today.

5th Sunday  A fine cool morning & day with the ground covered with snow  The thurmometer at about 12 degrees above zero pretty cool  I did my choars went to the office came home & choared round the house the most of the day, went to the office made up the mail came home & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick  Mrs Stone went to C Owens about 10.

6th Monday  A cool disagreeable day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at about 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out.

7th Tuesday  rather cold rough weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly and worne out with trouble & Sisters actions.

8th Wednesday  cold backward weather  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 Sister.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 26 – April 1, 1868

26th Thursday  rather 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 worne out with Sister [in margin] James Paxton & Miss Olmsted were married.

27th Friday  A fine day for March  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  Connel sawing wood  Mrs Jorden came to see Sister.

28th Saturday  A fine pleasant day  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 Sister  Connel finished sawing my wood  Mrs Jorden came to see Sister.

29th Sunday  A fine warm pleasant day  I did my choars was at home the most of the day went to the office at noon choared round the most of the day went to bed at about 9 nearly sick  Sherman Willson came & paid me 308 dollars  R B Pollard called & see me & stayed some time  Mrs Stone went to Hines & Willson  Dr A Watermans fourth child & second son was born this morning.

30th Monday  rather 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 nearly sick & worne out with Sister & trouble etc.

31st Tuesday  rather fine weather for March  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble & Sister.

April 1st Wednesday  rather a fine day but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard sick & worne out with trouble with Sister [in margin] Wm Jorden died tonight at about 10 oclock  Wm Boyd was married about this time.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 19 – 25, 1868

19th Thursday  rather fine day but frozen in morning  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & nearly worne out with trouble.

20th Friday  rather a fine day but frozen in the morning  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.

21st Saturday  A fine pleasant day but frozen in the morning  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick and worne out with Sister, I got a letter from Caroline today & Rol Willson got a letter from his wife which made him feel rather bad, but he left with me to send to her twenty five dollars, & settled with me & gave his notes.

22nd Sunday  A fine pleasant day but water was frozen quite hard in the morning, I did my choars eat breckfust went to the office & back choared round wrote some & took care of Sister etc went to office in evening came back & went to bed about 9 nearly sick & worne out with Sister, Mrs Stone went over the river to Bostwicks.

23rd Monday  A fine pleasant day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

24th Tuesday  A fine day for March  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with a cold  Denne cut wood.

25th Wednesday  A fine rainey day & cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.”