Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 11 – 17, 1867

11th Wednesday  a cloudy misty morning & day & snowed some in afternoon & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick  The Jerrys Pollard & Dady killed my hogs one weighed 357 the 360#.

12th Thursday  A fine day for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home before 8 cut up my hogs & went to bed about 11 or after nearly sick and worne out with trouble.

13th Friday  fine winter weather & cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & salted some pork & went to bed at 10 ½.

14th Saturday  A cloudy winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 & finished salting my pork & went to bed at about 10 tiard & nearly sick with trouble, Sister is verry worrysome [in margin] Fairbanks had his leg operated on.

15th Sunday  cloudy & snowed a little not verry cold  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day a choaring round went to the office 3 times, was at home in evening wrote some & went to bed about 9 nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Mrs Stone went to meeting at 10 ½ & in the evening H Gould & family were here at supper & Elizer Stone, Rol Willson called.

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

17th Tuesday  fine winter weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 20 -26, 1867

20th Wednesday  fine weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worn out with trouble.

21st Thursday  fine dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 sick & lonely.

22nd Friday  fine dry weather but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

23rd  Saturday  A fine day but some cloudy and a thunder shower in the evening conciderable rain  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly worn out with trouble  Caroline moved her things to Bliss & they stayed at my house over night.

24th Sunday  A damp cloudy foggy day  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round & fixing fence etc Caroline & Roll was here all day & night  Mrs Stone & Nelson went to Bostwicks.

25th Monday  A cloudy damp day & disagreeable rather muddy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 nearly sick, Rol & Cal were here till half past 2, when Rol took Caroline to the Junction & Mrs Stone went with them Caroline left the Junction at 4 P.M for her fathers Rol came back & stayed all night.

26th Tuesday  A cloudy disagreeable day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 13 – 19, 1867

13th Wednesday  fine cool weather & dry  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  Kenyon mooved.

14th Thursday  fine cool weather  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 Kenyon mooved.

15th Friday  fine weather but cool & dry  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ sick went to bed at 9 ½ sick & worne out with a cold  Caroline came down with Wallace & stayed all night  Rol did not come.

16th Saturday  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 nearly sick & worne out with trouble  H Potter left & went to Perrys to board  Caroline & Mrs Stone went to Naperville with their boys to get clothes & boots for them & Mrs Gould walked up here & met them.

17th Sunday  A fine pleasant cool day  I did my choars went to Bliss & the store  then got Jonathan Pollards buggy with Bliss horse & went to Wm Jordens to get Sister, but she would not come & was contarary as she could be, I came home choared round got my colt out of Garys lot got my cider down cellar etc Gould & wife came here & brught up their old Malta cat etc I went to bed at 9 sick.

18th Monday  fine dry weather for Nov  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worne out.

19th Tuesday  fine dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 30 – November 5, 1867

30th Wednesday  fine for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½.

31st Thursday  fine cool weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

November 1st Friday  a pretty fine day for Nov  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick.

2nd Saturday  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 sick with trouble.

3rd Sunday  A cloudy & verry windy day with thunder & rain at Naperville, the wind all most blew the tops of my stacks off  I did my choars was at the home all day a choaring round the house, Roll Caroline & Mrs Stone went to H Goulds & got wet, they got home between 4 & 5  I went to bed at 9, the wind split my window blind at store & left them loos last night.

4th Monday  rather fine for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

5th Tuesday  a fine day for election  I did my choars was at the office till one came home eat dinner & went to election to Garys Mill came back to the store, Daniel Gross was elected treasurer, I came home at 9 & went to bed at 10 sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 16 – 22, 1867

16th Wednesday  A fine warm dry day, the ground verry dry  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 & trouble, Gould etc commenced putting down Jonathan Pollard well.

17th Thursday  A fine hot day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick etc.

18th Friday  A fine hot dry day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold etc.

19th Saturday  A fine hot dry day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 nearly sick etc [in margin] Caroline & Mrs Stone went to Naperville.

20th Sunday  A fine hot dry day, the ground is verry dry, I did my choars was at the office about 9 & R B Pollard cut my hair  I came home and choar house & choared round picked apples etc was at home all day & went to bed about 9 sick  Abner Stone & Emma came & wrote a letter for Mrs Stone.

21st Monday  rather a fine day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 nearly sick with a _________ Edward Monk & Adda Germain were married this morning at 10 & started to Michigan.

22nd Tuesday  rather fine weather for Oct  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ about sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 11 – 17, 1867

11th Wednesday  A fine dry 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.

12th Thursday  fine dry weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out [in margin] Jesse Graves married to Mrs Wood or Blackman.

13th Friday  rather cloudy & a light shower  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ & worne out [in margin] G Lindsey came out.

14th Saturday  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 tiard sick & worne out.

15th Sunday  a fine warm day with a light shower about one or half past. I went to the office & back choared round the house etc, Mrs Stone went up to Charles Owens after breckfust, I fixed a cider barrel etc & went to bed about 9 nearly sick  Sister acted like the verry devile all day & I got so confused I could hardly stand it.

16th Monday  rather a fine day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 10 nearly sick with trouble.

17th Tuesday  rather a fine day with a shower at night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, July 10 – 16, 1867

10th Wednesday  fine weather but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worn out.

11th Thursday  fine growing weather with clouds  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold & down harted with trouble  Miss Lovina Root & a man at Batavia a painter were married, so said.

12th Friday  A fine cool day  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 troubles, windy.

13th Saturday  a fine cool hay day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening cae home a 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard lonely & nearly sick with trouble [in margin] S Willson & wife went to Coral.

14th Sunday  A fine pleasant cool airey day with some clouds  I did my choars was at the house all day except going to the office & back I mowed some round the house & choared round the house took a nap at noon & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick with troubles, Mrs Stone went to meeting in forenoon.

15th Monday  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, Resseguie commenced mowing at house.”

16th Tuesday  fine hay weather  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 trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 3 – 9, 1867

3rd Wednesday  disagreeable weather & bad roads  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Sister we carried over to Dr Waterman in afternoon  She stayed all night.

4th Thursday  A cloudy damp day cooler toward night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & lonely  I brought Sister from Dr Watermans about 9  F Gary brought us in a buggy.

5th Friday  A cold disagreeable morning with a flurry of snow on the ground & frozen it snowed a little flurrys today  I did my choars was at the office all day & came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 sick  Sally Munk went home & Mrs Stone came & stayed–.

6th Saturday A cold morning with the ground frozen  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ & had a fine rest but was about sick  Mrs Stone was here & stayed all night  Sally Munk at home.

7th Sunday  A verry fine warm day & evening  I did my choars went to office & got some medacine came home  choared round all day was at the office in the evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick about 9  Mrs Stone was here all day & night except going home at noon a ____________.

8th Monday rather a fine day but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold [in margin] Mrs Stone here.

9th Tuesday  rather fine cool for April  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick  Sister pretty bad off.”

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 26, 1866 – January 1, 1867

26th Wednesday 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 about sick.

27th Thursday  fine weather for the season  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  George left & went to Willsons today or tomorrow.

28th Friday  rather a fine cool day  I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  George left & went to Willsons & stayed tonight & Mrs Stone Storm was here.

29th Saturday   pretty fine cold day  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick  J K Pollard came out last night went back.

30th Sunday  rather a cold day the coldest morning we have yet had Mercury 8 degrees below zero a verry cloudy evening but more mild  I did my choars was at the house all day & evening called at the office at noon & night sold 3 cans of oysters, choared round the howel & fixed it some went to bed at about 9, tiard & sick [in margin] Jesse Wheaton & Sarah M. Brown were married.

31st Monday  rather a fine cloudy day  I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a cold.

1st Tuesday, January 1867  rather a fine pleasant day & evening but cool  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick with a cold  Mrs Stone made a New Years, & had the Willsons & Perrys people & Cowens to dinner they had a fine time.”