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.”

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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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 25 – October 1, 1867

25th Wednesday  A fine pleasant day I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly discouraged & sick with trouble etc  Wallace Jones store was broken into about 11 or 12 & about $1000,00 Dollars works of goods taken out  the waggon came from the south & went West about 12 ½ or before one.

26th Thursday  fine hot dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly worne out with trouble.

27th Friday  A fine warm pleasant dry 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 trouble  Mrs Hollister she that was Eva Carpenter had a daughter last night or this morning.

28th Saturday  A fine hot pleasant dry day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out with trouble.

29th Sunday  A fine pleasant day with quite a cool breeze & some clouds I did my choars was round the house the most of the day went to office in the morning choared round cut down straw stack fixed some hoops on vinagar barrel picked some apples etc went to bed at about 9 nearly sick with trouble.

30th Monday  rather fine cool weather for Sept.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 & was sick all night & got up 9 times with diarea was pretty sick all the morning & next day.

October 1st Tuesday  rather a fine cool 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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 18 – 24, 1867

18th Wednesday  rather a damp forenoon but a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10.

19th Thursday  A fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 10  Matta Butterfield was married to __________ and Sam Bartholomew today married.

20th Friday  A fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble.

21st Saturday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 10 tiard lonely & nearly sick with trouble  Mrs Scowel had her 5 daughter this morning.

22nd Sunday  A fine pleasant warm day  I did my choars was at home the most of the day  called at the store etc, picked some apples & choared round the house went to bed at 9 Roll Willson & wife & H Gould & wife were here in afternoon & went home the sun an hour high we went to see Ada Bostwicks pump.

23rd Monday  fine warm pleasant day & dry  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble.

24th Tuesday  fine hot dry 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 & about discouraged.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 11 – 17, 1867

11th Wednesday  A fine 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.

12th Thursday  fine dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out [in margin] Jesse Graves married to Mrs Wood or Blackman.

13th Friday  rather cloudy & a light shower  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ & worne out [in margin] G Lindsey came out.

14th 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 tiard sick & worne out.

15th Sunday  a fine warm day with a light shower about one or half past. I went to the office & back choared round the house etc, Mrs Stone went up to Charles Owens after breckfust, I fixed a cider barrel etc & went to bed about 9 nearly sick  Sister acted like the verry devile all day & I got so confused I could hardly stand it.

16th Monday  rather a fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 10 nearly sick with trouble.

17th Tuesday  rather a fine day with a shower at night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, August 28 – September 3, 1867

28th Wednesday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the eve came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick C Owen here & lodged.

29th Thursday  A fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] Owen thrashed at Rickards.

30th 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.

31st Saturday  rained pretty steddy all the forenoon  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

September 1st Sunday  rather a fine cool day  I did my choars went to the office & back choared round the house the most of the day & went to bed about 9 tiard & about sick  George went to see Tom to Mrs Smith, and H Gould came here about 10 & went to away between 3 & 4.

2nd Monday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

3rd Tuesday  fine dry fall weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ lonely tiard & nearly sick with a cold etc.”

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 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.”

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.”