Hiram E. Leonard Diary, May 29 – June 4, 1867

“29th Wednesday  rather cool cloudy damp weather  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 10 tiard & about worn out with sister, Ned Murry spoke at the Junction [in margin] Caroline was taken sick.

30th Thursday  A cold cloudy day  I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 tiard & worn out with Sister.

31st Friday  rather a fine pleasant day & evening  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 sick with a cold & worn out with sister, the Wheaton people had a county seat meeting at the Meth church Col Sweet, Vallett & others spoke.

June 1st Saturday  A cloudy damp day with several showers  I did my choars was at the office all day came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick & worne out  H H Cody spoke at the Methodist Church this evening & had quite an audiance & spoke well.

2nd Sunday A cloudy windy day & a growing cold  I did my choars was at the office after breckfust came back choared round fixed calf paster etc, went down at 2 with Willa Carpenter to office was at home the most of the day went to bed at 9  Mrs Stone went over the river, George went to Willsons.

3rd Monday  A fine cool day  I did my chaors was at home till after 3, when I went to Garys Mill to an election to remoove the county seat to Wheaton, came back & went to bed about 10 nearly sick with a cold there was a 117 vote to remoove to Wheaton.

4th Tuesday  A fine warm day & evening  I did my chaors was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 10 nearly sick with a cold.”

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Hiram E. Leonard Diary, April 1 – 7, 1863

April 1st Wednesday  rather a fine day but some windy. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed before 10 [in margin] Union meeting.

2nd Thursday  rather a raw windy day. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ [in margin] K Vallett got home.

3rd Friday  rather a fine day & evening. I did my choars was at the office all day came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick, Dr. Wellman went to Aurora & back, H. B. Fowler went to Naperville & made out the writing to sell his farm.

4th Saturday  A most beautiful summer like day. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 9 by Hoyts & went to bed about 10 nearly sick. David & Hot came out & stayed all night, they went out & did not get home till about 11.

5th Sunday  A beautiful morning & day but some cloudy in afternoon, I did my choars went to office 3 times in forenoon, went last time at 11 & stayed till 5 making quarterly returns & looking over with Col Warren came home about 5 wrote some & went to office ½ past 5 came back did my choars went to office again, came home & went to bed about 9, Caroline went home with David & Hot about 10, Elizabeth went up to Levensus with I Kenyon & wife about 9 to see her boy, they went to McFerrens & got back at about 5 [in margin] Caroline went home to stay awhile.

6th Monday  rather a fine day & evening, I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ –nearly sick Dr. Wellman started for Michigan.

7th Tuesday  rather fine weather for April but cool.  I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick, rested pretty well—.”