Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 19 – 25, 1867

19th Wednesday  fine dry growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out.

20th Thursday  fine dry warm weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & discouraged  shower in morning [in margin] Meeting in the grove for the school  Mrs Carlton or Shaffer an abortion.

21st Friday  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 about 10 nearly sick too.

22nd Saturday  A fine day some cloudy & showers in the north & west & a tremendious heavey shower in evening with hail rain & hard winds & tedious night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick.

23rd Sunday  A cloudy damp day & some showers  I did my choars was at the store about 10 came back & choared round the house etc came home and went to bed about 9 nearly sick with a cold.

24th Monday  A fine growing day  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 with trouble.

25th Tuesday  A fine pleasant 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 & worn out with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 12 – 18, 1867

12th Wednesday  fine weather for corn & grain  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 sister.

13th Thursday  fine growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 9 ½ & went to to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out  The sherriff served the papers on the Supervisors to stop the county seet proceeding [in margin] Franck grave me a plowing.

14th Friday  fine hot growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worned out with sister She worrys so much.

15th Saturday  A fine hot growing day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home a little after 9 & went to bed about 10 sick & worne out with sister, Mrs Stone went to Doc Waterman & I fastened up the house except the north door, She came & found the back door fastened & did not come to the north door, & supposed I had fastened all the doors & she went to Barkers & stayed all night.

16th Sunday  A fine warm pleasant day & a getting dry  I did my choars went to the office about 8 & came back choared round the house, fixed my paster fence some wrote some, took a nap etc I went to bed about 9 nearly sick  Sister is verry troublesome.

17th Monday  fine pleasant dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick & worn out with sister.

18th Tuesday a fine pleasant day things grow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10, nearly sick & worne out.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 5 – 11, 1867

5th Wednesday  A hot day  thurmometer at 94  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.

6th Thursday  A fine hot 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.

7th Friday  A hot growing 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.

8th Saturday  A fine hot 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 with a cold.

9th Sunday A fine hot day & night  I did my choars went to the store & back choared round, went to H B Fowlers about 11 & soon came back choared round the rest of the day & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick, went to Naperville with H B Fowler to see a new docter.

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

11th Tuesday  fine growing weather & getting dry  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard out & sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 8 – 14, 1867

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

9th Thursday  fine cool weather with squalls  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  [in margin] Sim Billings second boy was born at the Knox or Harlow house.

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

11th Saturday A fine pleasant warm day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ & went to bed at nearly 10 nearly sick with a cold Sister pretty bad.

12th Sunday A fine pleasant morning with a cool north east wind & rained a little about 11 broaken away some about noon  I did my choars went to office for Hammond & fed my cat came back choared round wrote some took a nap was at office in evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick George went up to Williams.

13th Monday fine cool weather for spring  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly worn out with sister.

14th Tuesday cold but pleasant weather  I did my choars was at the office all day nearly sick came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with a cold & ____ up.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 27 – April 2, 1867

27th Wednesday  cold weather freezes a nights & thaws a days & is muddy I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick [in margin] snowed Casper Watson & Nella Green were married about this time.

28th Thursday  cold for March & muddy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick & lonely.

29th Friday  A cold raw day thawed & made it muddy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & lonely.

30th Saturday  A cold day for March & froze at night  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 9 & went to bed at 10 ½ about sick with a cold Mrs Stone stayed all night with sister  My cow calved this forenoon [in margin] Mrs Stone stayed.

31st Sunday  A fine pleasant morning but cloudy day & cool  I did my choars went to office then got Grant & Resseguie to come & help  Willsons cow calve in morning  I choared round house Ed Munk called, was at office in evening went to bed at 10 [in margin] Willson cow calved.

April 1st Monday Cool disagreeable 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 & lonely.

2nd Tuesday  cool disagreeable weather with bad roads  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & sick Town meeting.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 20 – 26, 1867

20th Wednesday  cool for March roads muddy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick  sister deranged.

21st Thursday  rather cool March weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick, lonely & discouraged Sister sick.

22nd Friday A cloudy damp day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 about sick wood chopers here this week.

23rd Saturday  A cloudy damp day & rained in evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Sally Munk here [in margin] cutting wood.

24th Sunday  A snowey morning, snowed fast for a short time was an inch or two deep  I did my choars was at the office after breckfust came back & choared round the house the rest of the day & went to bed about 9 or 10, we mooved sister into the front room.

25th Monday  a cold day for March thawed some a days & freeze a nights I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

26th Tuesday  A cold day for March some mudy days I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & lonely.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 27 – March 5, 1867

27th Wednesday  Muddy damp disagreeable weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

28th Thrusday  A cloudy damp 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 with a cold [in margin] Shaffer and Mrs Carthen were married.

March 1st Friday  A damp warm cloudy day grew cold at night & froze 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.

2nd Saturday  rather a cold windy day ground frozen hard  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ or 10 nearly sick, the Baptist had a Covenant meeting & 15 went forward to be baptized towmorrow [in margin] H Gould brought me up 2 piggs.

3rd Sunday  A cold day with some flurrys of snow  I did my choars was round home the most of the day choaring round went to the post office about noon called at Willsons  she was sick had Doctor last night came home wrote some & choared round went to office in evening came home & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick  sister sick & nirvus there were some 12 baptised today by Elder Hunt [in margin] sister sick figoty & melanchy.

4th Monday  rather a fine cool day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard sick & lonely as death—.

5th Tuesday  rather fine raw weather with a flurry of snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ sick & lonely—-.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 13 – 19, 1867

13th Wednesday  a misty damp day & the water getting high the river verry high tonight so it sent up into my celler near 2 feet  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at near 9 ½ nearly sick.

14th Thursday  the river quite high but a falling a little fell near 2 feet during day  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a  cold.

15th Friday  a damp cloudy morning & began to rain at 8 or 9 sprinkled more or less all the forenoon & rained in afternoon & the river raised conciderable was pretty high  I did my choars was at the store all day came home 9 ½ & went to bed at 10 ½ sick with a cold Jerry Dady & Rol Willson killed my pigs in forenoon & I cut them up in evening came home early in evening.

16th Saturday  A cold windy blustering day  like March  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8-3/4 & went to bed about 10 ½ nearly sick.

17th Sunday  A fine pleasant warm day  I did my choars salted my pork down went to the office a little before 12 came back & choared round the house  cleaned out my pig pen etc was at the office again in evening came home & went to bed about 9 tiard & about sick.

18th Monday  rather fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the store all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] meeting continues?

19th Tuesday  rather fine 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 with a cold.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 16 – 22, 1867

16th Wednesday  Snowed some & grew cold in afternoon & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold.

17th Thursday  A verry cold morning 10 degrees or more colder than we have had this winter before, the murcory stood at 20 degrees below zero at 8 oclock in morning & conciderable below ______some 12 or 15 degrees  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold on my lungs.

18th Friday  A pretty cold winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a bad cold.

19th Saturday  More moderate & looks like snow  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8-3/4 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick with a  cold.

20th Sunday  A snow squalley blustering day, the wind blew pretty hard from the north east all day & snowed the most of the time  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day went to the office about 10 & back choared round killed 4 chickens or George & I did etc went office in the evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick with a cold [in margin] George H German was married?

21st Monday  rather fine winter weather  I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with a cold & trouble [in margin] sleighing.

22nd Tuesday  cool but fine 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 with a cold etc.”

Hiram E. Leonard, December 12 – 18, 1866

12th Wednesday  A cold raw day with the roads verry rough bad waggoning  I did my choars was at the office all day and evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with a  cold.

13th Thursday  A cool raw cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] Willson halled salt from Winfield both of them.

14th Friday  A cool garden & 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 R Willson halled 2 tun of coal.

15th Saturday  A cool raw cloudy day  & began to snow a little in the evening I did my choars was at the at the office all all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  S Willson drew me 1 day coal.

16th Sunday  the snow fell several inches last night & it snowed some amost all day, I did my choars was at home the most of the day  I went to the office 4 times & helped Willson cover the howels with straw wrote some & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick with a cold had been out in the cold the most of the day.

17th Monday  rather a fine day for December  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

18th Tuesday  fine weather for the season  snow & showers  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.”