Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 4- 10, 1867

4th Wednesday  rather fine for Sept. I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

5th Thursday  rather a fine day for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

6th Friday  some cloudy with a light shower  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

7th Saturday  A fine day for Sept  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & about sick.

8th Sunday  A fine pleasant day  I did my choars got Bliss horse & Pollards carriage & went to Batavia & got my sister & brought her home got home between 3 & 4 choared round & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with trouble etc.

9th 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 nearly sick & worne out [in margin] thrashed oats Owen machine.

10th Tuesday  fine weather  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 with trouble.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 7 – 13, 1867

7th Wednesday  fine weather & hot  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out.

8th Thursday  A fine pleasant hot day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Resseguie stack the first part of my oats, Charles R Leonard got here from New Lebanon at noon.

9th Friday  a fine forenoon but several showers in the afternoon  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

10th Saturday  A pretty fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Charles went to Naperville in forenoon & to Carpenters in the afternoon with Mrs Bliss & got back in the evening [in margin] R B Pollard got home tonight.

11th Sunday  A fine cool pleasant day with some clouds  I did my choars went to office with Charles & back choared round the house some & laid down in the middle of day & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick  Dr Charles Estes & wife & daughter were here after supper & stayed a short time with Mrs Bliss, they with Carpenters folks were at Bliss to tea  Charles went & stayed to Carpenters over night.

12th Monday  rather a fine day with a shower in afternoon or several showers  I was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick, Charles Leonard went to Aurora with Mrs Bliss & got home after dark  they went to P. Carpenters & took supper.

13th Tuesday  A cloudy muddy morning but more pleasant in afternoon I did my choars was at the office in the morning & got ready & started for Batavia with my sister about 10 oclock  got there at noon & got back at 3 P.M. was at the store the rest of the day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick & worne out with trouble [in margin] I took Sister to the Insane hospital at Batavia.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 31 – August 6, 1867

31st Wednesday  a pretty fine forenoon, but a verry heavey shower in the afternoon with a heavey wind & some hail & blew a tree over on to my howel, I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick with a cold & trouble.

August 1st Thursday  rather a fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at about 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble etc William Briggs came here from Batavia & went back today.

2nd Friday  rather a fine day for haying  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble  Mrs Stone came back from Carolines she stayed three 4 days, came back in evening.

3rd Saturday  A fine hot hay day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 about sick  I got a letter from Charles that he would start for here a Monday.

4th Sunday  A fine warm day but some cloudy, I did my choars was at the office about 9 came back & cut a tree & got it off from my stable choared round the house fixed my big pen & turned my calf into the paster with the cow & went to office in the evening came home & went to bed at 9.

5th Monday  A fine pleasant hot day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at about 10 nearly sick & worn out [in margin] C R Leonard started for here.

6th Tuesday  rather fine weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly worne out with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 10 – 16, 1867

10th Wednesday  fine weather but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worn out.

11th Thursday  fine growing weather with clouds  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold & down harted with trouble  Miss Lovina Root & a man at Batavia a painter were married, so said.

12th Friday  A fine cool day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with troubles, windy.

13th Saturday  a fine cool hay day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening cae home a 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard lonely & nearly sick with trouble [in margin] S Willson & wife went to Coral.

14th Sunday  A fine pleasant cool airey day with some clouds  I did my choars was at the house all day except going to the office & back I mowed some round the house & choared round the house took a nap at noon & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick with troubles, Mrs Stone went to meeting in forenoon.

15th Monday  fine weather for haying  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick, Resseguie commenced mowing at house.”

16th Tuesday  fine hay weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worn out with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 22 – 28, 1864

22nd Thursday cool fine weather with quite good sleighing I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 & went to bed at 9 tiard & sick.

23rd Friday fine winter weather for December I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

24th Saturday A fine pleasant day for winter I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed about 9 ½ [in margin] Caroline went to her fathers.

25th Sunday A cloudy damp day mist some & snow a little I did my choars went to the office before breckfust, after breckfust, I cleaned out my howels & choared round till noon, then went to Sherman Willsons & Rollen harnessed up & carried me into my timber, we got back at 3 & eat supper & I came home did my choars went to the office about 6 & made up the mail came back wrote some washed my feet & went to bed between 8 & 9 tiard & about sick [in margin] Caroline was at home I went to Sherman Willsons  Anna Jones was married to a Mr. Ugene Mann, of Batavia, Married in Chicago.

26th Monday rather fine weather, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

27th Tuesday rather fine weather for winter, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

28th Wednesday rather a fine day & evening I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick.”

Civil War Diaries, October 14, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

“Oct. 14  Capt Rogers came in from Louisville.  Was glad he came because it formed a more substantial head to the Company.  He brought me four letters, three from home which caused unbidden tears to start from thoughts of home.

The penitentiary that lay just at the foot of the hill took fire at 6 oclock & its smouldering ruins breathed forth smoke in the morning.  One detached building was consumed.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

14th Tuesday  A fine cool day with a white frost, I did my choars was at the house all day & in the evening came home about 9 by Hoyts & went to bed about 10 nearly sick.  J. Pomeroy cut sugar cane [in margin] Pomeroy worked.”

Civil War Diaries, August 30, 1862

Ashley Carpenter Diary Entry:

Aug. 30  Boarded at Hotel & slept in cars.  Drilled 4 hours & quartered in the I.C.R.R. sleeping on a pile of corn.”

Hiram Leonard Diary Entry:

30th Saturday  rather a fine hot day but some cloudy.  I did my choars & started for Batavia about 9 with Wrays horse & Wellmans buggy got there between 10 & 11, came back & took dinner at Carpenters called at Yorks about & left about 3 & got home about 4 choared round the house & went to office about 5, eat supper about 6 did my choars was at the office in evening came home by Hoyts about 8, got home about 9 & soon went to bed nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 7, 1862

7th Monday  rather fine weather but cool & went for the season.  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home by Hoyts between 8 & 9 & got home at 9 & went to bed soon tiard & nearly  Wm R Briggs went to Batavia.  Briggs left Hanna McNelly went to J Ducks tonight to leave for good & go to California.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 27, 1862

27th Tuesday  rather fine weather but cool & some sinds of rain.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came back by Hoyts about 8 got home about 9 & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick etc.  Caroline & Hannah went to Batavia with Williams horse & Henry & buggy & got home between 8 & 9.  H Brown was to my house in evening & got milk.  Mrs. Sprague told Sister it was Mr Herrick.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 17, 1861

17th Monday a pretty fine day. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 9 & went to bed about 10. Griffeth worked on my house. J. B Pollard went to Batavia with his father & came home pretty tight & he went to Naperville with J. Billings & Dan Jones in evening & got home about 3 tomorrow pretty tight M D Williams & a Daper went down after him but did not get him & came home without him.”