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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 17 – 23, 1867

17th Wednesday  fine hay weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick, Resseguie stacked part of a stack of hay nearly my share of half the orchard, he stacked tomorrow.

18th Thursday  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 nearly sick Resseguie stacked nearly my share of hay what grew on half of the orchard the rest he mowed.

19th Friday  A cloudy & some showerey day bad hay day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble  Sister is verry troublesome.

20th Saturday  A fine day for haying  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8-3/4 & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with trouble [in margin] stacked rest of orchard, Col went to Chicago.

21st Sunday  A beautiful warm day clear & pleasant  I did my choars eat breckfust went to office with George about 9 ½ George picked him out pants & vest & we came home & called at Grants a short time came home & choared round the house & went to bed about 9 nearly sick.

22nd Monday  fine hay weather but hot  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worn out with trouble.

23rd Tuesday  A fine hot day thurmometer at 100  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 3 – 9, 1867

3rd Wednesday  A cloudy damp day with showers  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly worn out with trouble.

4th Thursday rather a warm day & cloudy not verry fine for the 4th I did my choars was at the office came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick [in margin] a still Fourth.

5th Friday  rather a cloudy showerey day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick & worn out with trouble.

6th Saturday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 10 sick & sorrowful.

7th Sunday  rather a fine cool day with some clouds  I did my choars was at the office about 9, came home choared round the house was about sick & went to bed about 10 & lay till near 2, fixed fence some etc  Sister was verry troublesome, Caroline called & eat supper, Mrs Stone went to C Owens  I did my choars & went to bed about 9 sick.

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

9th Tuesday  fine 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 & worn out [in margin] Patterson & Estes came here.”

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 29 – June 4, 1867

“29th Wednesday  rather cool cloudy damp weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & about worn out with sister, Ned Murry spoke at the Junction [in margin] Caroline was taken sick.

30th Thursday  A cold cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & worn out with Sister.

31st Friday  rather 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 sick with a cold & worn out with sister, the Wheaton people had a county seat meeting at the Meth church Col Sweet, Vallett & others spoke.

June 1st Saturday  A cloudy damp day with several showers  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out  H H Cody spoke at the Methodist Church this evening & had quite an audiance & spoke well.

2nd Sunday A cloudy windy day & a growing cold  I did my choars was at the office after breckfust came back choared round fixed calf paster etc, went down at 2 with Willa Carpenter to office was at home the most of the day went to bed at 9  Mrs Stone went over the river, George went to Willsons.

3rd Monday  A fine cool day  I did my chaors was at home till after 3, when I went to Garys Mill to an election to remoove the county seat to Wheaton, came back & went to bed about 10 nearly sick with a cold there was a 117 vote to remoove to Wheaton.

4th Tuesday  A fine warm day & evening  I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 22 – 28, 1867

22nd Wednesday  cold backward weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & tuckered out with sister.

23rd Thursday  cold backward weather for May  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

24th Friday cold backward weather rained & hailed a little  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

25th Saturday  A cloudy damp morning & cold  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly worn out.

26th Sunday A cold pleasant day I did my choars turned my colt into the paster & fixed my fence & choared round, got Jont Pollards horse & buggy & carried sister out a riding west as far as Finleys came back & choared round & went to bed at 9.

27th Monday  rather fine cold weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at  8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick with a cold & trouble.

28th Tuesday rather fine but cold 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 & very kep awake by Sister.”

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.”