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.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 12 – 18, 1868

12th Wednesday  fine weather & sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ worne out with trouble & sick.

13th Thursday  fine weather for winter  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  Mrs Jorden here [in margin] Mrs Jorden came to see sister.

14th Friday  fine winter weather & snowed thawing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard worne out a watchin & a bad cold.

15th Sunday  A fine warm day, the snow thawed fast  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

16th Sunday  A fine warm day but some cloudy spoilt the sleighing  I did my choars was at home all day a choaring round went to the office in morning & evening went to bed about 9 tiard & sick  Mrs Jorden came to see sister between 4 & 5  E Stone & Mrs Bostwick came here about noon L Bliss called here.

17th Monday  fine weather for winter  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.

18th Tuesday  fine warm winter weather & thawed  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, January 15 – 21, 1868

15th Wednesday  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 trouble [in margin] Mrs Stone went to the Big Woods Donation with the Raynolds.

16th 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 tiard & nearly worne out with trouble  James H. Fairbanks [died] this morning about 2 in the morning.

17th Friday  rather 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 tiard & sick James H Fairbanks was buried today.

18th Saturday  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 tiard & sick & worne out with trouble & Sister etc.

19th Sunday  Pretty fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at home the most of the a choaring round & a taking care of sister etc went to the office 3 times came home & went to bed at about 9 sick  Mrs Bliss here over night had been here for 2 or 3 days  Mrs Stone at Raynolds & went to Big Woods to meeting.

20th Monday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 verry sick & worne out with trouble with sister etc.

21st Tuesday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed tiard lonely, sick & about worne out with trouble.”

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, 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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 21 – 27, 1867

21st 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 10 nearly sick with a cold etc.

22nd Thursday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at about 10 nearly worne out with trouble, Wallace Jones & a Miss Taylor were married at her fathers below Naperville & Hobsons Mills.

23rd Friday  fine dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold W Jones & lady went to DuPage.

24th Saturday  A fine day & warm  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold etc.

25th Sunday  A fine pleasant warm day  I did my choars was at the office after breckfust came back & choared round the house & fixed my eve spouts etc went to bed at about 9, about sick, William M Butler & children came here about 10  I put his horse out & he went with the children to Bliss & to meeting came back about 1 & then went to Bliss & Carpenter went with him & children to the burying ground, he came back & eat supper between 3 & 4 and started for Danby about 4 ½ Cal & Rol came here at night.

26th Monday  A fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 sick  Rol Cal, Mrs Stone & George went to Naperville & got back about 4 they called at Mr Goulds  George got his photograph taken.

27th Tuesday  it rained a part of the day I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.”

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, April 10 – 16, 1867

10th Wednesday  rather fine cool weather for April  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold.

11th Thursday  cool pleasant weather for April, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold.

12th Friday  rather a fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

13th Saturday  A fine warm day the warmest we have had   I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick sprinkled in evening [in margin] Dr Estes was here.

14th Sunday  A cloudy day & sprinkled a good shower of the day  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day called at the store 3 times & Bliss twice choared round the house & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick with a cold Doctor C Estes was here & went to Connells & cut off Mrs Connels pallet & then went home.

15th Monday  rather a cloudy damp day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold & downhearted.

16th Tuesday  rather a fine weather for April  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with a  cold.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 31 – November 6, 1866

31st Wednesday  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 9 sick.

November 1st Thursday  rather fine but cool & some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick, Schovell & wife Fredenhagen & wife, Sim Billings & wife & Caroline Willson went down to Naperville in the stage to a Ball & Caroline came back home with R Pollard.

2nd Friday  rather a fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ to bed 9 ½ tiard & sick.

3rd Saturday  rather 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 sick  Henry Rogers was married to Roset Beardsly this afternoon at Turner by Methodist minister.

4th Sunday  A cold cloudy raw day & cleared off in evening  I did my choars & went to Goulds with Bliss horse Wallace went with me got home at sunset went to Salors & got my photograph taken went to store in evening went to bed at 8 ½ sick Roll Cal went to Sher Willsons.

5th Monday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & lonely.

6th Tuesday  a fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”