Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 18 – 24, 1867

18th 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 worne out with trouble.

19th 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 nearly sick and worne out with my sister & trouble.

20th Friday  A fine pleasant warm day with winter  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick etc.

21st Saturday  A stormey squalley rainey day  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 trouble  William Scott died at Griffeths tonight.

22nd Sunday  A pleasant day but very windy  I did my choars went to the office, came back  & choared round the house the most of the day went to the office 4 times wrote some in the evening & went to bed about 9 tiard and about worne out with trouble  P Graves sliped down on the ice & was found senceless near the meeting house & was carried into Mr Hudsons hurd pretty bad.

23rd Monday  fine 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 tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble  [in margin] George Sidwell came back from Canada.

24th Tuesday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & went to bed at 9 tiard, sick & worne out with the trouble of Sister.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 11 – 17, 1867

11th Wednesday  a cloudy misty morning & day & snowed some in afternoon & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  The Jerrys Pollard & Dady killed my hogs one weighed 357 the 360#.

12th Thursday  A fine day for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home before 8 cut up my hogs & went to bed about 11 or after nearly sick and worne out with trouble.

13th Friday  fine winter weather & cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & salted some pork & went to bed at 10 ½.

14th Saturday  A cloudy winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & finished salting my pork & went to bed at about 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble, Sister is verry worrysome [in margin] Fairbanks had his leg operated on.

15th Sunday  cloudy & snowed a little not verry cold  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day a choaring round went to the office 3 times, was at home in evening wrote some & went to bed about 9 nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Mrs Stone went to meeting at 10 ½ & in the evening H Gould & family were here at supper & Elizer Stone, Rol Willson called.

16th Monday  fine winter weather with a  little snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & went to bed at  9 ½.

17th Tuesday  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, December 4 – 10, 1876

4th Wednesday  fine cool 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 & dishartened.

5th Thursday  fine for winter & cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & discouraged.

6th Friday  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 of sister got a letter from Caroline.

7th Saturday  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.

8th Sunday  A fine pleasant day with a cool air  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worn out with trouble we had some oysters  Eliza was here [in margin] oysters for supper.

9th Monday  fine with a little snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

10th Tuesday  fine weather for Dec but dry  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, November 27 – December 3, 1867

27th Wednesday  rather fine but cloudy & cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

28th Thursday  A cloudy day & grew cold at night  I did my choars was at the office all day home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick it snowed during the night an inch or two.

29th Friday  A snow squalley morning & forenoon  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 sick.

30th Saturday  A cold cloudy morning, the thurmometer at 3 degrees below zero cold  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick with a cold.

December 1st Sunday  rather a fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round  Gould came at 2 & then went & found the colts at Galushas came home eat supper did my choars & went to bed at 9 about sick  Ada Bostwick & wife came & L V Resseguie in evening.

2nd Monday  rather fine cold weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & discouraged.

3rd Tuesday  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 with a cold etc.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 20 -26, 1867

20th Wednesday  fine weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worn out with trouble.

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

22nd Friday  fine dry weather but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

23rd  Saturday  A fine day but some cloudy and a thunder shower in the evening conciderable rain  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly worn out with trouble  Caroline moved her things to Bliss & they stayed at my house over night.

24th Sunday  A damp cloudy foggy day  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round & fixing fence etc Caroline & Roll was here all day & night  Mrs Stone & Nelson went to Bostwicks.

25th Monday  A cloudy damp day & disagreeable rather muddy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 nearly sick, Rol & Cal were here till half past 2, when Rol took Caroline to the Junction & Mrs Stone went with them Caroline left the Junction at 4 P.M for her fathers Rol came back & stayed all night.

26th Tuesday  A cloudy disagreeable day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.”

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

13th Wednesday  fine cool weather & dry  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  Kenyon mooved.

14th Thursday  fine cool weather  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 Kenyon mooved.

15th Friday  fine weather but cool & dry  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ sick went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with a cold  Caroline came down with Wallace & stayed all night  Rol did not come.

16th Saturday  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 nearly sick & worne out with trouble  H Potter left & went to Perrys to board  Caroline & Mrs Stone went to Naperville with their boys to get clothes & boots for them & Mrs Gould walked up here & met them.

17th Sunday  A fine pleasant cool day  I did my choars went to Bliss & the store  then got Jonathan Pollards buggy with Bliss horse & went to Wm Jordens to get Sister, but she would not come & was contarary as she could be, I came home choared round got my colt out of Garys lot got my cider down cellar etc Gould & wife came here & brught up their old Malta cat etc I went to bed at 9 sick.

18th Monday  fine dry weather for Nov  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worne out.

19th Tuesday  fine dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 6 – 12, 1867

6th Wednesday  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 with trouble & a cold.

7th Thursday  fine cool dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick etc.

8th Friday  fine dry weather for Nov  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.

9th Saturday  fine weather but verry windy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick with a cold.

10th Sunday  A fine day but quite windy  I did my choars went to the office twice and choared round the most of the day wrote some in evening  Shaved me and went to bed at 9 nearly sick with a cold etc.

11th Monday  fine dry 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.

12th Tuesday  fine dry 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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 30 – November 5, 1867

30th Wednesday  fine for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½.

31st Thursday  fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

November 1st Friday  a pretty fine day for Nov  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

2nd 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 nearly sick with trouble.

3rd Sunday  A cloudy & verry windy day with thunder & rain at Naperville, the wind all most blew the tops of my stacks off  I did my choars was at the home all day a choaring round the house, Roll Caroline & Mrs Stone went to H Goulds & got wet, they got home between 4 & 5  I went to bed at 9, the wind split my window blind at store & left them loos last night.

4th Monday  rather fine 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.

5th Tuesday  a fine day for election  I did my choars was at the office till one came home eat dinner & went to election to Garys Mill came back to the store, Daniel Gross was elected treasurer, I came home at 9 & went to bed at 10 sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 23 – 29, 1867

23rd Wednesday  fine for Oct  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½  tiard & sick with trouble.

24th Thursday  fine but dry & cool, I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ worne out with trouble.

25th Friday  A fine day but dry  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & worn out with trouble.

26th Saturday  fine day for Oct  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worn out with  Horace Potter came here at noon & stayed all night & over Sunday rained drg the night.

27th Sunday  A cloudy misty damp day  I did my choars was at the office about 10 came home and went to picking apples & choared round Gould & wife came here, Cal & Rol came in the evening.

28th Monday  rather fine dry & cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worne out with trouble, Sarah Ward went to Wheaton for a short time & some think school will learn.

29th Tuesday  A fine cool day & dry  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, October 16 – 22, 1867

16th Wednesday  A fine warm dry day, the ground verry dry  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 & trouble, Gould etc commenced putting down Jonathan Pollard well.

17th Thursday  A fine hot day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick etc.

18th Friday  A fine hot dry 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 with a cold etc.

19th Saturday  A fine hot dry day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick etc [in margin] Caroline & Mrs Stone went to Naperville.

20th Sunday  A fine hot dry day, the ground is verry dry, I did my choars was at the office about 9 & R B Pollard cut my hair  I came home and choar house & choared round picked apples etc was at home all day & went to bed about 9 sick  Abner Stone & Emma came & wrote a letter for Mrs Stone.

21st Monday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 nearly sick with a _________ Edward Monk & Adda Germain were married this morning at 10 & started to Michigan.

22nd Tuesday  rather fine weather for Oct  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ about sick.”