Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 21 – 27, 1868

21st Thursday  fine weather & looks like rain  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.

22nd Friday  a fine warm day & looks like rain 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.

23rd Saturday  A fine warm 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 Sister  I received a letter from Wm McNellys wife & Caroline today [in margin] A letter from Caroline & Ann.

24th Sunday  A fine hot day  I did my choars & went to the store came back & took my colt to Nick Collings, then choared round the house & fixed the fence & was at the store in evening came home & went to bed at 9, Mrs Stone went over the river, Mrs Gould came up with Adda.

25th Monday  A fine day & growing time  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 & Sister.

26th Tuesday  fine growing weather  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 Sister.

27th Wednesday  fine growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick.”

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

12th Thursday  fine weather but some cloudy  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 etc.

13th Friday  A fine warm pleasant day for March  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & tiared out with Sister.

14th Saturday  a fine pleasant warm day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out.

15th Sunday  A fine warm pleasant beautiful day  I did my choars went to the office & back choared round the house went to office at noon came back was at the office in the evening came back & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick [in margin] Joseph Helm came to D Kenyons today.

16th Monday  A cloudy day with thunder showers  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[ S Willson deded his farm to Crist Burmmel.

17th Tuesday  A cloudy damp day & grew colder  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

18th Wednesday  rather a fine day but cool & frozen in morning  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 5 – 11, 1868

5th Thursday  A rainey nasty day  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.

6th Friday  A rainey muddy nasty day the snow a going off fast  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick it rained verry hard the most of the night & the river raised fast, the water backed up the drane in to my celler over 2 feet, D Kenyon had a sick turn tonight & got the doctor.

7th Saturday  rained some in forenoon & grew cooler & cleared off in afternoon, the river verry high but fell towards night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & dishartened  cow calved.

8th Sunday  A fine day & pleasant ground frozen in the morning but thawed out  I did my choars was at the house all day after going to office & back, choared round & took care of sister went to office in evening came back went to bed about 9 sick & worne out with trouble Mrs Stone & Nelson went to Raynoldses & stayed all night  Mrs Jorden came about 10.

9th Monday  a fine day for March  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ and went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold etc.

10th Tuesday  fine weather but some cloudy  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 & worne out with trouble.

11th Wednesday  rather fine winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 19 – 25, 1868

19th Wednesday  A fine warm thawey day & all mud & water, seems like April weather  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 and worne out with trouble.

20th Thursday  A fine thawey 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  Mrs Jorden came here.

21st Friday  rather a fine winter day more 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.

“22nd Saturday  rather cold freezing 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.

“23rd Sunday  A cold cloudy windy raw disagreeable day   I did my choars eat breckfust went to the office & back choared round the house the most of the day put my hams in _________ & went to the office in the evening came home & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick & worne out with Sister Mr & Mrs Jorden came at 2 ½ P M.

24th Monday  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.

25th Tuesday  fine weather for Feb but no sleighing  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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 29 – February 4, 1868

29th 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  Mrs Jorden came to see sister.

30th Thursday  fine weather & good sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home  8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

31st Friday  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  Mrs Jorden came.

February 1st Saturday  A fine day & good sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ 8 went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & discouraged  L V Resseguie drew wood for me from my woods & Connel chopped sled length.

2nd Sunday  A fine day & some cloudy  I did my choars went to office came back choared round the house etc went to bed about 9 sick Mrs Stone went to Bostwicks & Kenyons & Pollards Mrs Jorden came to see Sister.

3rd Monday  A fine cool winter morning  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  Mrs Mary Manning wife of Theodore Manning died this morning at fifteen minutes past 8, 8 ½ with inflemation on the powels  William Jorden father of Pat Jorden an Irishman died today about 10 or 11 in forenoon.

4th Tuesday  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  Mrs Jorden was here to see sister.”

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, 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, 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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 9 – 15, 1867

9th Wednesday  rather fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick.

10th Thursday  fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

11th Friday  fine cool dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 10 about worn out trouble.

12th Saturday  a fine cool day & beautiful evening  I did my choars was at the office the most of the day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Wm Jordan wife came down & carried Sister up there.

13th Sunday  A fine pleasant day & warmer  I did my choars went to the store & back choared round the house picked some apples etc went to bed at 9 nearly sick H Gould & wife & Rol Willson Caroline were here to supper & stayed till night.

14th Monday  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 worn out with trouble.

15th Tuesday  fine dry warm 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.”