Hiram E. Leonard Diary, June 11- 17, 1868

11th Thursday  fine warm 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.

12th Friday  A fine warm 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, Caroline & Eliza went to Babcock Grove.

13th 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 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out.

14th Sunday  A fine hot day & looked like showers  I did my choars was at the house all day choaring was at store at noon & evening went to bed at 9 Gould & wife came here & took supper, Abe Stone & Miss Rogers likewise.

15th Monday  rather a damp lowerey morning but more pleasant in afternoon  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, Caroline & Elizabeth came back from Babcock Grove & her sisters & Mrs Stone went to Ada Bostwicks.

16th 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 Sister [in margin] Caroline commenced.

17th Wednesday  fine weather for June  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick worne out with trouble [in margin] Rol here & went to Wheaton lodge.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 21 – 27, 1868

21st Thursday  fine weather & looks like rain  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.

22nd Friday  a fine warm day & looks like rain 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.

23rd Saturday  A fine warm 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 with Sister  I received a letter from Wm McNellys wife & Caroline today [in margin] A letter from Caroline & Ann.

24th Sunday  A fine hot day  I did my choars & went to the store came back & took my colt to Nick Collings, then choared round the house & fixed the fence & was at the store in evening came home & went to bed at 9, Mrs Stone went over the river, Mrs Gould came up with Adda.

25th Monday  A fine day & growing time  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 & Sister.

26th Tuesday  fine growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick & worne out with Sister.

27th Wednesday  fine growing weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 14 – 20, 1868

14th Thursday  cloudy & damp weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick Gould here.

15th Friday  rather more pleasant  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with trouble.

16th Saturday  rather a fine warm day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with trouble  Mrs Stone went to C Owens in evening.

17th Sunday  A fine warm pleasant day  cool towards night  I did my choars, was at home the most of the day went to the office twice & in the evening came back & went to bed about 9 sick & tiard  Mrs. Stone was at Owens & Raynolds.

18th Monday  rather fine weather but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & nearly worne out with trouble.

19th Tuesday  rather fine but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worn out with Sister.

20th Wednesday  A fine cool 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 with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 7 – 13, 1868

7th Thursday  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 nearly sick & worne out with trouble.

8th Friday  rather more fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble.

9th Saturday  a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home 8 ¾ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with trouble of Sister.

10th Sunday  A fine cool morning & pleasant  I did my choars was round home the most of the day a choaring round sowing grass seed & fixing fence & was at office some & in evening came home & went to bed at 9 sick & worne out  Mrs Stone was at A Bostwicks & Owens.

11th Monday  Rather fine I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with trouble etc had a letter from Caroline.

12th Tuesday  rather a cloudy lowerey day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick etc, sent a letter Caroline.

13th Wednesday  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick etc  rather a lowerey day etc.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 23 – 29, 1868

23rd Thursday  A cold cloudy raw disagreeable day & rather damp  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & about worne out with trouble & Sister.

24th Friday  A cool raw day & damp  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  James Hoyt got here about 12 or 1 [in margin] Waner moved into Doc Watermans house at night.

25th Saturday  More pleasant & cleared off in the afternoon  I did my choars was at the office all day James Hoyt came up with me about 10 & about 11 he went to Naperville  I came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ about sick  James Hoyt went to Williams at night.

26th Sunday  A fine pleasant warm day  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round etc & went to the office about noon & again in the evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick  Mrs Stone came from hines in forenoon & went to Bostwicks in the afternoon came back before supper.

27th Monday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick, Lawson Bliss & wife went to Aurora & brought Dr Fry home with them, & he stayed Bliss over night.

28th Tuesday  A fine forenoon but rained in the afternoon & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Lawson carried to Naperville Dr Fry, to go Aurora.

29th Wednesday  A cloudy damp misty day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 2nd – 8th, 1868

2nd Thursday  fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & worne out with trouble  Sim Billings got whipped at the tavern [in margin] A Ball at Perry & Sim Billings got whipped.

3rd Friday  fine cool 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  William Jorden was buried this afternoon he bled to death at the lungs.

4th Saturday  A snowey morning & forenoon it began to snow about 4 oclock in the morning snowed pretty fast the most of the forenoon fell three or four inches a pretty cold night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble, Daniel Kenyon deeded his farm to S.B. Hill today.

5th Sunday  A fine cool morning & day with the ground covered with snow  The thurmometer at about 12 degrees above zero pretty cool  I did my choars went to the office came home & choared round the house the most of the day, went to the office made up the mail came home & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick  Mrs Stone went to C Owens about 10.

6th Monday  A cool disagreeable day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at about 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out.

7th Tuesday  rather cold rough weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly and worne out with trouble & Sisters actions.

8th Wednesday  cold backward weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with Sister.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 26 – April 1, 1868

26th Thursday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly worne out with Sister [in margin] James Paxton & Miss Olmsted were married.

27th Friday  A fine day for March  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  Connel sawing wood  Mrs Jorden came to see Sister.

28th Saturday  A fine pleasant day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly worne out with Sister  Connel finished sawing my wood  Mrs Jorden came to see Sister.

29th Sunday  A fine warm pleasant day  I did my choars was at home the most of the day went to the office at noon choared round the most of the day went to bed at about 9 nearly sick  Sherman Willson came & paid me 308 dollars  R B Pollard called & see me & stayed some time  Mrs Stone went to Hines & Willson  Dr A Watermans fourth child & second son was born this morning.

30th Monday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with Sister & trouble etc.

31st Tuesday  rather fine weather for March  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick & worne out with trouble & Sister.

April 1st Wednesday  rather a fine day but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard sick & worne out with trouble with Sister [in margin] Wm Jorden died tonight at about 10 oclock  Wm Boyd was married about this time.”

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

19th Thursday  rather fine day but frozen in morning  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & nearly worne out with trouble.

20th Friday  rather a fine day but frozen in the morning  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.

21st Saturday  A fine pleasant day but frozen in the morning  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick and worne out with Sister, I got a letter from Caroline today & Rol Willson got a letter from his wife which made him feel rather bad, but he left with me to send to her twenty five dollars, & settled with me & gave his notes.

22nd Sunday  A fine pleasant day but water was frozen quite hard in the morning, I did my choars eat breckfust went to the office & back choared round wrote some & took care of Sister etc went to office in evening came back & went to bed about 9 nearly sick & worne out with Sister, Mrs Stone went over the river to Bostwicks.

23rd Monday  A fine pleasant day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.

24th Tuesday  A fine day for March  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick with a cold  Denne cut wood.

25th Wednesday  A fine rainey day & cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, March 5 – 11, 1868

5th Thursday  A rainey nasty day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with trouble.

6th Friday  A rainey muddy nasty day the snow a going off fast  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick it rained verry hard the most of the night & the river raised fast, the water backed up the drane in to my celler over 2 feet, D Kenyon had a sick turn tonight & got the doctor.

7th Saturday  rained some in forenoon & grew cooler & cleared off in afternoon, the river verry high but fell towards night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick & dishartened  cow calved.

8th Sunday  A fine day & pleasant ground frozen in the morning but thawed out  I did my choars was at the house all day after going to office & back, choared round & took care of sister went to office in evening came back went to bed about 9 sick & worne out with trouble Mrs Stone & Nelson went to Raynoldses & stayed all night  Mrs Jorden came about 10.

9th Monday  a fine day for March  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ and went to bed 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold etc.

10th Tuesday  fine weather but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold & worne out with trouble.

11th Wednesday  rather fine winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 12 – 18, 1868

12th Wednesday  fine weather & sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ worne out with trouble & sick.

13th Thursday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out  Mrs Jorden here [in margin] Mrs Jorden came to see sister.

14th Friday  fine winter weather & snowed thawing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard worne out a watchin & a bad cold.

15th Sunday  A fine warm day, the snow thawed fast  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

16th Sunday  A fine warm day but some cloudy spoilt the sleighing  I did my choars was at home all day a choaring round went to the office in morning & evening went to bed about 9 tiard & sick  Mrs Jorden came to see sister between 4 & 5  E Stone & Mrs Bostwick came here about noon L Bliss called here.

17th Monday  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 & worne out.

18th Tuesday  fine warm winter weather & thawed  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.”