Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 26 – July 2, 1867

26th Wednesday  A cloudy damp day & sprinkled a little   I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly worn out with sister  Thomas Boyd & Louisa Kenyon were married at Naperville this forenoon by __________.

27th Thursday  A pretty fine but some cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick etc.

28th Friday  rather a fine growing day, I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worn out, My cow was with the bull.

29th Saturday  A fine warm pleasant day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick & lonely.

30th Sunday  A fine warm day with a cool air  I did my choars was at the office about 10 came back & fixed my well roller & was at home all day & went to bed at 9.

July 1st Monday  A fine warm day some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard lonely & about sick  George W Shaffer was taken for forgery.

2nd Tuesday  A fine growing day with showers I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick with trouble.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 12 – 18, 1865

12th Thursday rather fine for winter I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed 9 ½ tiard.

13th Friday rather fine for Jan I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

14th Saturday fine cool weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home between 9 & 10 & went to bed about 10 nearly sick Mr Boyd came in evening & got Mrs Potter & started a little before 8 for Louisa Kenyons.

15th Sunday rather a fine morning but grew cold in afternoon I did my choars was at home all day to work a fixing up my backhouse which Sherman Willson tore down I went to office in evening & put up the mail came home & washed the dishes & T Boyd came & brought Mrs Potter home a little before 8 I wrote some & went to bed about 9 or so.

16th Monday a fine winter day & evening I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½.

17th Tuesday fine weather for Jan I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

18th Wednesday fine weather for winter & good wagoning I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 went to bed 9.”