Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 15 – 21, 1868

15th Thursday rather cloudy 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.

16th Friday  fine cool 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] John Billings married to Clarry Holly.

17th Saturday  A fine cool 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.

18th Sunday  a fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round went to the office 3 times came home & went to bed at 9 tiard & about sick, H Gould & family were here & Sabins highered man.

19th Monday  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 nearly sick & worne out.

20th Tuesday  rather fine weather  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.

21st Wednesday  rather fine weather  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.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 8 – 14, 1868

8th Thursday  rather a cloudy damp day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

9th Friday  rather a 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 nearly sick & worne out with Sister.

10th Saturday  rather a fine day for Oct.  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 with trouble of Sister.

11th Sunday  A fine warm pleasant day  I did my choars went to the office came back & was round the house a choaring & cleaned out the stove pipe in the front room, picked some apples & choared round went to office at night came home & went to bed at 9.

12th Monday  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 nearly sick & worne out.

13th Tuesday  rather fine 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  [in margin]  Elder Hunt wife had a daughter or son.

14th Wednesday  rather fine 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, October 1 – 7, 1868

October 1st Thursday  some cloudy & cool  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.

2nd Friday  rather fine weather & 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.

3rd Saturday  rather fine weather  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.

4th Sunday  rather a fine day & warme  I did my choars was at the office several times but at home the most of the time a choaring round & went to bed at about 9 nearly worne out with trouble Ben Hoath & Miss Filer called here about 3 P M  They went home about dusk & Eliza went home with Miss Filer.

5th Monday  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 nearly sick, Rolen got home sick.

6th Tuesday  rather fine 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.

7th Wednesday  rather a cloudy damp 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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 24 – 30, 1868

24th Thursday  rather cloudy  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 with Sister.

25th Friday  rather fine cool 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.

26th Saturday  cloudy damp weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

27th Sunday  cloudy damp weather & windy  I did my choars was at the office in forenoon 2 times, was at the house the most of the day a choaring round cleaned out the Back house was at office in evening came home & went to bed 9  Griffeth called here.

28th Monday  rather fine weather  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 of Sister.

29th Tuesday  fine weather for Sept but cool  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 [in margin] Rolen went with Dasenbruch.

30th Wednesday  Some cloudy & damp had rained some  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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 10 – 16, 1868

10th Thursday  rather fine 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 with trouble [in margin] Eliza went home with Barrus.

11th Friday  rather a rainey 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.

12th Saturday  rather fine weather  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.

13th Sunday  A fine cool pleasant day  I did my choars went to the office & back choared round the house went to office in the evening came home & went to bed at 9 nearly sick  Ben Hoath called to see Eliza & she was over to Filers.

14th Monday  rather fine weather for Sept. 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 of Sister.

15th Tuesday  A fine day for the season  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 [in margin] Wheaton fair commenced today.

16th Wednesday  fine 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 Sister  Ben & Eliza went to the Fair & back & then to the Ball at Wheaton in evening & to his fathers to stay over night.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 27 – September 2, 1868

27th 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 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Crosier thrashed on mine they had 576 bushels of oats & 13 ½ bush wheat.

28th Friday  A fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at about 10 tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble & sister  George McCauley from lotts creek came here at 11 & stayed all night, he wanted Eliza McNelly to go back with him Kenyon went to Aurora & got a revolver [in margin] Caroline sick.

29th Saturday  A fine day but sprinkled a little in the forenoon & was clouds  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 Sister, Mc Cauley started about 12 to go back to Iowa without Eliza but she wanted to go  Mooved to Aurora  [in margin] Caroline sick  McCuly started __________.

30th Sunday  A fine day but rather cloudy  I did my choars was round the house the most of the day went to store forenoon & evening came home & went to bed about 9, Rol Willson went to Naperville  Mrs Stone came here.

31st Monday  rather fine weather  I did my chaors was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & worne out with Sister.

September 1st Tuesday  rather a fine day for Sept  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & worne out with Sister  Daniel Kenyon set up all night & had 2 revolvers A wagon passed by & hitched at my store & three men came part way up the hill, one came up oposit Kenyons, the other two could not be seen, some one rattled the bedroom window Jose Helm sprang to the window & Kenyon with his revolver at the same time, soon after there was a quear smell which spread all over the house & came pretty near putting Kenyon to sleep he had to rais the window in the butry he looked bad, the house was clear of smell in 3 or 4 hours [in margin] Daniel Kenyon set up all night with a revolver in hand.

2nd Wednesday  rather fine 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 Sister.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 20 – 26, 1868

20th Thursday rained some but fine weather  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.

21st Friday 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  [in margin] Naperville & Wheaton folks met to see about County Seat again.

22nd Saturday  A fine day for Aug  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ & R B Pollard came & I got up & went to the store came back after ten & went to bed sick Judges Willcox & Murphy desided at that the County Seat was at Naperville as long as the Suits were untryed.

23rd Sunday  A fine pleasant day  I did my choars was at the office after breckfust & came back was round home all day a choaring etc went to office at night came back & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worne out with trouble.

24th Monday  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 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble & sister.

25th Tuesday  fine weather for Aug  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 trouble & sister.

26th Wednesday  A fine pleasant 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 etc.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 13 – 19, 1868

13th Thursday  fine weather & 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 they stack hay.

14th Friday  fine cool weather  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 & nearly sick.

15th Saturday  A fine pleasant day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

16th Sunday  A fine pleasant with a cool air  I did my choars was round the house the most of the day & fixed a box for the gees to drink in was at the office twice & went to bed at about 9  one goslin had got out & left & we hunted for it & Jerry Pollard brought him [in margin] goslin got out & went to Jerry Pollards.

17th Monday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard worne out with trouble  [in margin] Rol went off a selling rights.

18th Tuesday  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 ½ nearly sick & worne out  [in margin] Naperville & Wheaton folks met at Elgin to see about the County Seat & adjourned.

19th Wednesday  fine weather for Aug.  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  Rol got back from selling rights.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 6 – 12, 1868

6th Thursday  fine weather with a shower  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.

7th Friday  rather damp hay weather a shower last night  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.

8th Saturday  verry windy & cool  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  R B Pollard got home from Chicago.

9th Sunday  A cool cloudy morning but more pleasant during the day  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day a choaring round & fixing fence etc went to the office in forenoon & in afternoon & went to bed about 9 nearly sick [in margin] Ben Horth carried Elizabeth to Holmes.

10th Monday  rather fine weather but rained a little  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 my cows got through Garys fence into his field & he set the dogs & boys ahorseback & run them so that it nearly killed my old cow, and dryed them up so that the old cow gave but a pint at a milking for three or four days & gave not more than a tea cup full at one milking  [in margin] J P Garys dogs & boys run my cows so that it nearly dryed them up.

11th Tuesday  rather a fine day but some cloudy  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.

12th Wednesday  fine weather & 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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 16 – 22, 1868

16th Thursday  a verry hot day  some showers round 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.

17th Friday  a fine hot day  some showers round 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.

18th Saturday  A fine hot day with a fine shower  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] Wm Griffith & Mary Williams were married today Col Warren got home from N Y & Washington.

19th Sunday  A fine warm day & hot in the middle cool towards night was some cloudy I did my choars was round the house all day fixed calf pen etc was at office twice & went to bed about 9 nearly sick Benjamin Hoath came about 5 & road out with Eliza.

20th Monday  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 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble.

21st Tuesday  fine hot dry 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 trouble of Sister.

22nd Wednesday  fine hot dry weather  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 Sister  heifer went to bull.”