Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 1, 1863

1st Thursday  A damp cloudy day & began to rain towards night & rained in evening & all night.  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 & went to bed a little after 12 nearly sick, Wm McNelly & wife came David & the girls & Levi Van hassleman Henry Gould & family were to New Years & stayed all night & set up till after 12 oclock.”