Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 14 – 20, 1867

14th Wednesday  A fine warm day & night  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick Charles Leonard started to go to Bloomington about 4 P M in the stage [in margin] Charles Leonard started to Chicago.

15th Thursday  rather 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 10 nearly sick.

16th Friday  rather fine dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 9 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Elder Hunts wife had a son tonight.

17th Saturday  A fine hot day & dry  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick Elder Hunts wife had a son this night.

18th Sunday  A fine pleasant warm day  I did my choars & went to the office & back was round the house all day a choaring etc went to the office with Frank Hollis about noon, I went to bed about 9 nearly sick  Jude Garys wife her third son this morning in a little over 2 years.

19th Monday  fine weather & dry  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10, tiard & nearly sick, Rol, Cal, Mrs Stone went to Naperville.

20th Tuesday  fine warm dry weather  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 & 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.”