Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 11-17, 1869

11th Thursday  fine warm weather & muddy  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, Mrs Stone came back at supper time.

12th Friday  A cloudy muddy 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 trouble.

13th Saturday  I did my choars it was a cloudy forenoon & a rainey afternoon & evening  I was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble  Mrs Stone went to D Kenyons & stayed after night.

14th Sunday  A warm cloudy foggy morning & broake away some in middle & after part of the day  I did my choars went to the office came home & eat breckfust choared round the house wrote some & went to the office in the evening came home & went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worne out.

15th Monday  fine winter weather for Feb  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.

16th Tuesday  fine weather but muddy  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.

17th Wednesday  the weather is mild & roads muddy  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, January 21 – 27, 1869

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

22nd Friday  A fine day for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  Moses Bliss was buried Elder Button preached.

23rd 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 sick & worne out  Mrs Stone came & stayed all night.

24th Sunday  A fine day but cold cloudy night & stormed a little  I did my choars was at the house all day about sick with the cold & rheumatism went to the office in evening came back & called at Blisses & see Mrs Lewis came home wrote some & went to bed about 9 sick.

25th Monday  rather fine for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

26th Tuesday  fine weather for winter  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick etc.

27th Wednesday  fine weather for winter  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] no snow on ground.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 24 – 30, 1868

24th Thursday  A cold fine day for winter  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 [in margin] Christmas tree at night.

25th Friday  A pretty fine 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  Mrs Stone stayed last night.

26th Saturday  A fine winter day  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ about sick, Mrs Stone stayed at Rogers.

27th Sunday  rather a fine forenoon but a snowey afternoon & pleasant moonshine evening  I did my choars was at home the most of the day went to office about 10 & in the evening came home wrote some & went to bed about 9 nearly sick.

28th Monday  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 & worne out with trouble.

29th Tuesday  fine weather for Dec, 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.

30th Wednesday  fine weather & not cold  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, December 17 – 23, 1868

17th Thursday  a fine winter day good sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

18th Friday  A fine day for winter good sleighing but thawed conciderable  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick  Resseguies & Rogers drew wood for me 4 loads each Jerry Dady chopped.

19th Saturday  A fine warm day & thawed fast spoild the sleighing  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  Mrs Stone came here from Pelhams & stayed overnight  windy night.

20th Sunday  A windy raw day wind blew hard  I did my choars was at the house all day a choaring round the house, went to the store in the evening came back after calling at Kenyons & went to bed at 9 sick Mrs Stone & Tom Pelham eat supper here & then went home, Reseguie brought the trunk home after he took the buck boar tonight or tomorrow morning at 5 or 6 oclock  [in margin]  William Lamb took the buck  The Wheaton folks got the Recorders about 150 went down after them.

21st Monday  rather a fine cool day grew cold all 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, Rolen Willson went to Wheaton with L V Resseguie to start in the evening for Shirms Willsons in Iowa, at 10 tonight [in margin] Rollen Willson started for Iowa to Sherm Willsons the Wheaton folks got the recorders books this morning.

22nd Tuesday  A cold 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 with trouble.

23rd Wednesday  fine cold weather  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 with trouble.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, December 3 – 9, 1868

3rd Thursday  A fine day with a cool air  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  Rolen Caroline & Eliza went to Aurora, Resseguie carried them.

4th Friday  A snowey morning & snowed the most of the day  snow to the depth of 6 or 8 inches  I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out  Mrs Stone went up to Owens.

5th Saturday  rather a fine day & pretty good sleighing  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½.

6th Sunday  A fine day but cloudy  I did my choars was at the house a choaring round the most of the day went to the office about 1 for Jerry Pollard fixed my howell some, went to office in evening came home 7 went to bed at 9 nearly sick & worne out with trouble & Sister  Caroline, Eliza & Wallace went to hear a man speak.

7th Monday  A fine winter day I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.

8th Tuesday  fine cold winter weather with 10 inches of snow on the ground  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.

9th Wednesday  cold winter weather, 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.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 26 – December 2, 1868

26th Thursday  A fine pleasant day & night  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 thanksgiven day we had a chicken for dinner & oysters for supper  Kenyon had John Billings & Sim Billings & their ladies to supper & 3 cans of oysters.

27th Friday  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 & worne out with trouble.

28th Saturday A fine pleasant day & night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ or got ready when R B Pollard came to have me go to the office for a letter & he stayed till 11, when I came home & went bed & they to _________.

29th Sunday  A fine day with a cool south wind  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day, went to the store & sold 2 suits clothes choared round the house wrote some & went to the office again in the evening came home & went to bed about 9 nearly sick, Caroline & Eliza went to the concert at Baptist house.

30th Monday  fine weather for Nov  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 [in margin] Mrs Stone left Kenyons.

December 1st Tuesday  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 [in margin] Mrs Stone came at night.

2nd Wednesday  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 sick.”

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

12th Thursday  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 & worne out.

13th Friday  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.

14th 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.

15th Sunday  A fine warm day but some cloudy  I did my choars was at the house the most of the day a choaring round & went to the office three times came home & went to bed at about 9 nearly sick  Mrs. Stone & Nelson were here to supper and Ben Hoath came at supper time & stayed in evening till  I sold 11 turkeys to Warner 113-3/4 # at 10 cts.

16th Monday  rather fine weather  I did my choars was the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick.

17th Tuesday  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.

18th Wednesday  fine weather  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, October 22 – 28, 1868

22nd Thursday  rather fine for Oct  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.

23rd Friday  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 sick & worne out [in margin] John Billings came to Sims.

24th Saturday  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 nearly sick & worne out with trouble  John Billings & lady left Sim Billings this forenoon for Aurora, they came yesterday.

25th Sunday  A most beautiful warm pleasant day  I did my choars was at the office in morning at noon & night, was round the house the most of the day a choaring etc went to bed about 9 nearly sick  Mrs Stone & Eliza McNelly went to Wheaton with Emma  Stone for her to go to Indiana  Benjamin Hoath came.

26th Monday  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.

27th Tuesday  fine cold 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.

28th Wednesday  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 etc.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 17 – 23, 1868

17th Thursday  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  Ben & Eliza came back at sunset.

18th Friday  A fine cold morning with a heavey frost  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.

19th Saturday  rather rainey damp 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 & Sister  Grant & Herick had a squabble today at my store & Grant hurt Herricks nose & made it bleed [in margin] Rol Willson got back.

20th Sunday  rather a cloudy damp day  I did my choars was at the office came back & choared round the house & wrote some was at the office in the evening came home & went to bed at 9, about sick, Car & Eliza went beyond Finlys to get Peneroial came back about one & Mrs Stone had just come, R B Pollard was here in morning for a girle.

21st Monday  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  Court set at Naperville.

22nd Tuesday  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, lots went as Jurors  Salsbery poisoned at Wheaton.

23rd Wednesday  Some cloudy  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went at 9 ½ sick & worne out, with trouble Daniel Salsbery was poisoned at Platts at Wheaton last night.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, September 3 – 9, 1868

3rd 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 sick & worne out with trouble  Miller at Winfield brought down Barber & Hall came for company & was at the saloon, Barber & Hall went somewhere & Miller got tiard of wating & started to find them, old Mrs McFerren came today.

4th Friday  A fine day for Sept. 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 Kenyon & Jose Hellm went to Naperville & came round by B Bartholomews to see Mrs McFerrin.

5th Saturday  rather a cloudy day & rained about five oclock & dureing the night  I did my choars was at the office all day came home & 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick & worne out with trouble of Sister  Kenyon discharged Miss Helm & she went to Naperville & stayed at J Pomeroys, J Billings was there & left & met Barber Barber went & stayed a while.

6th Sunday  A cloudy damp disagreeable morning and day  I did my choars went to office came back & choared round the house, Saw John Billings was at the office in the evening came home & went to bed about 9, J Billings went to Geneva.

7th Monday  rather fine weather  I did my chaors was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly worne out with Sister Joseph Helm went to Chicago.

8th Tuesday  cloudy & rained a part of the 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 trouble & Sister, Mrs Stone commenced to D Kenyons tonight.

9th Wednsday  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 ½ nearly sick & worne out.”