Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 19 – 25, 1868

19th Thursday  fine weather with a light snow  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

20th Friday  fine weather for Nov  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.

21st Saturday  rather fine day & muddy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  James Holenbeck & Emiline Owen were married at Aurora today.

22nd Sunday  A fine day but som cloudy but a fine evening  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day fixing chimy etc went to office at 5 night went to bed at night.

23rd Monday  rather fine weather for Nov  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.

24th Tuesday  rather fine weather  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 with trouble  Sam McKellips drawed manure.”

25th Wednesday  A cloudy rainey 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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 26 – February 1, 1865

26th Thursday Snug cold winter weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ tiard & about sick with a cold.

27th Friday fine cold winter weather I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick.

28th Saturday fine winter weather but not quite as cold I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 & went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] H Wilcox wife & Caroline Wray were here to supper.

29th Sunday A fine pleasant winter day I did my choars was at home all day a choaring round, cleaned out the garrett some etc went to McKellips & store in evening & made up the mail came home at 7 wrote some & went to bed about 9 nearly sick.

30th Monday rather fine weather for Feb with a little snow I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 nearly sick cold.

31st Tuesday fine weather for winter but no sleighing I did my choars was at the Post office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ sick [in margin] L Ruseguie got home from Nashville.

February 1st Wednesday rather fine weather I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed about 9 ½ tiard & sick with a cold.”