Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 3 – 9, 1868

3rd 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 sick & worne out with trouble  Miller at Winfield brought down Barber & Hall came for company & was at the saloon, Barber & Hall went somewhere & Miller got tiard of wating & started to find them, old Mrs McFerren came today.

4th Friday  A fine day for Sept. 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 Kenyon & Jose Hellm went to Naperville & came round by B Bartholomews to see Mrs McFerrin.

5th Saturday  rather a cloudy day & rained about five oclock & dureing the night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home & 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble of Sister  Kenyon discharged Miss Helm & she went to Naperville & stayed at J Pomeroys, J Billings was there & left & met Barber Barber went & stayed a while.

6th Sunday  A cloudy damp disagreeable morning and day  I did my choars went to office came back & choared round the house, Saw John Billings was at the office in the evening came home & went to bed about 9, J Billings went to Geneva.

7th Monday  rather fine weather  I did my chaors was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly worne out with Sister Joseph Helm went to Chicago.

8th Tuesday  cloudy & rained a part of the 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 trouble & Sister, Mrs Stone commenced to D Kenyons tonight.

9th Wednsday  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 ½ nearly sick & worne out.”

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

18th Wednesday  rather a damp forenoon but a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10.

19th Thursday  A fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 10  Matta Butterfield was married to __________ and Sam Bartholomew today married.

20th Friday  A fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble.

21st Saturday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 10 tiard lonely & nearly sick with trouble  Mrs Scowel had her 5 daughter this morning.

22nd Sunday  A fine pleasant warm day  I did my choars was at home the most of the day  called at the store etc, picked some apples & choared round the house went to bed at 9 Roll Willson & wife & H Gould & wife were here in afternoon & went home the sun an hour high we went to see Ada Bostwicks pump.

23rd Monday  fine warm pleasant day & dry  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble.

24th Tuesday  fine hot dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with trouble & about discouraged.”