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, August 7 – 13, 1867

7th Wednesday  fine weather & hot  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out.

8th Thursday  A fine pleasant hot day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Resseguie stack the first part of my oats, Charles R Leonard got here from New Lebanon at noon.

9th Friday  a fine forenoon but several showers in the afternoon  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

10th Saturday  A pretty fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Charles went to Naperville in forenoon & to Carpenters in the afternoon with Mrs Bliss & got back in the evening [in margin] R B Pollard got home tonight.

11th Sunday  A fine cool pleasant day with some clouds  I did my choars went to office with Charles & back choared round the house some & laid down in the middle of day & went to bed about 9 tiard & nearly sick  Dr Charles Estes & wife & daughter were here after supper & stayed a short time with Mrs Bliss, they with Carpenters folks were at Bliss to tea  Charles went & stayed to Carpenters over night.

12th Monday  rather a fine day with a shower in afternoon or several showers  I was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick, Charles Leonard went to Aurora with Mrs Bliss & got home after dark  they went to P. Carpenters & took supper.

13th Tuesday  A cloudy muddy morning but more pleasant in afternoon I did my choars was at the office in the morning & got ready & started for Batavia with my sister about 10 oclock  got there at noon & got back at 3 P.M. was at the store the rest of the day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 nearly sick & worne out with trouble [in margin] I took Sister to the Insane hospital at Batavia.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 24- 30, 1867

24th Wednesday  A fine hot day with a fine breeze  I did my choars was at the store till 9 when I got ready to go to Naperville with Sister, started in forenoon & come back & went in afternoon again got home about 6 went to store in evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10, the juror brought sister in as insane  Sam Wrights wife had a daughter today or tonight thurmometer stood at 100, Brooks Austin said to of died this week.

25th Thursday  A fine hot day some cloudy & a sprinkle or too  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick, Recd & put a belt on Sister carried off a load of oats 58 cts.

26th Friday  A fine hay day but airey  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick  T W Watson carried off my last load of oats today got 58cts a bushel Ed Brown came here.

27th Saturday  A fine hay day & hot  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.

28th Sunday  A fine pleasant day but verry windy  I did my choars was at the office after breckfust came back choared round the house & went to the office again & back went to bed about 9, nearly sick R B Pollard got home this morning or in the night  Mrs Stone went to Carolines about 10 [in margin] R B Pollerd got home from Nebraska.

29th Monday  rather fine weather for haying  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with trouble etc.

30th Tuesday  A fine hay day, I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & sick with trouble, Mrs Stone went up to help Caroline.”

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.”

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, January 30 – February 5, 1867

30th Wednesday  quite warm & pleasant for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

31st Thursday  A warm foggy damp day thawed fast & bid fair to spoil our sleighing but grew cold towards morning & froze  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick [in margin] I went to Naperville to make pension papers.

February 1st Friday  More cool & pleasant  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] __________ meeting.

2nd Saturday  A cool cloudy day & snowed quite fast the after part of the day & blew a pretty tedious afternoon  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with cold.

3rd Sunday  A fine pleasant day with conciderable snow & good sleighing  I did my choars & started with Willsons folks for H Goulds ¼ beore 11 got thru about noon stayed till after 4 ½ & started for home got home before dark  I did my choars was at office came back & went to bed about 9 nearly sick  Felker & the man & his wife that works Felkers place were there Gould was abed all the time [in margin] Willson folks & I went to Goulds he was sick.

4th Monday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold [in margin] meeting.

5th Tuesday  rather fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold etc.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, January 9 – 15, 1867

9th Wednesday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day etc came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold.

10th Thursday  cloudy but not verry cold poor sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 ½ about sick with cold.

11th Friday  fine winter weather poor sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold.

12th Saturday  A cool cloudy day & snowed in afternoon & evening, I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold  Sargent near Naperville died.

13th Sunday  A cloudy damp day but not cold  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day went to the office a little before noon & Fowler came back with me looked over Mr Hoyts bedding & partly packed it to send to Albert Grant,  I choared round went to the office in evening came home wrote some choared some & went to bed about 9 sick with a cold.

14th Monday  rather fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard tiard lonely & nearly sick with a cold.

15th Tuesday  fine weather & quite good sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold & lonely [Mrs Stone washed].”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 19 – 25, 1866

19th Wednesday  cloudy & a little snowey  I did my choars went to the office & started to Naperville with Henry B. Fowler about 10 ½ & was appointed gardion for Wm W Wray eat dinner at Hiram Fowlers & got home about 3 to store came home 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

20th Thursday  a fine cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick [in margin] Taylor came from Iowa.

21st Friday  A thawey cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick with a cold.

22nd Saturday A warm thawey day & rained in the evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ bed at 9 ½ sick.

23rd Sunday  A warm damp cloud day the wind changed northerly at night & was more cool  I did my choars was at office about 9 came back choared round banked up my house etc went to Store in evening came home at 6 called at Willsons caught chickens for them wrote some & went to bed 9 sick.

24th Monday  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 9 ½ about sick.

25th Tuesday  A beautiful day for Christmas but some cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  I eat dinner & supper at Willsons S Willsons Jackson Butterfield & their wives were there & Mrs Stone. They went home after dark we had beer [in margin]  I eat supper at Willsons & others Sidwell pushed the door open tonight.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 31 – November 6, 1866

31st Wednesday  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 9 sick.

November 1st Thursday  rather fine but cool & some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & sick, Schovell & wife Fredenhagen & wife, Sim Billings & wife & Caroline Willson went down to Naperville in the stage to a Ball & Caroline came back home with R Pollard.

2nd Friday  rather a fine day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ½ to bed 9 ½ tiard & sick.

3rd Saturday  rather a cloudy disagreeable day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  Henry Rogers was married to Roset Beardsly this afternoon at Turner by Methodist minister.

4th Sunday  A cold cloudy raw day & cleared off in evening  I did my choars & went to Goulds with Bliss horse Wallace went with me got home at sunset went to Salors & got my photograph taken went to store in evening went to bed at 8 ½ sick Roll Cal went to Sher Willsons.

5th Monday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & lonely.

6th Tuesday  a fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”