Hiram E. Leonard Diary, February 8 – 14, 1866

8th Thursday fine winter weather I did my choars was at the office all day & in the evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard & sick.

9th Friday fine weather 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 & about sick.

10th Saturday A fine cloudy day & snowed some in afternoon & evening & blowed I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick I got my mair shod at Watsons.

11th Sunday A cool cloudy morning but rather a pleasant day I did my choars was at the house the most of the day went to the office 3 times wrote some in evening & went to bed about 9 tiard lonely & sick H Gould & wife were here & George got supper & we had some oysters they went home about 3 oclock.

12th Monday A fine but cloudy day I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ and went to bed about 9 ½ tiard lonely & nearly sick [in margin] Sherman Williams wife went to Coral.

13th Tuesday rather a mild day, cloudy & snowed some in afternoon & fell about 4 to 6 of inches of snow & lay still I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ tiard lonely & about sick.

14th Wednesday A mild cloudy morning with from 4 to 6 inches of new snow fell last night, it began to blow about 9 & grew cold very fast & the snow was all piled up & the thurmometer stood 4 below zero at sunset A cold night verry cold I did my choars was at office all day came home 8 ½ & went to bed at 9 ½ sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 18 – 24, 1863

18th 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 ½ nearly sick. Watsons boy was buried.

19th Thursday  rather fine for Nov. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½. T W Watsons youngest child died this evening about 9.

20th Friday  rather a fine day but a cool air, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ and went to bed at 9 ½ nearly sick with a  cold. Mrs Potter went Hoyts.

21st Saturday  fine weather for the season. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home by Hoyts about 8 & went to bed about 9 nearly sick—T Watsons Babe was buried.

22nd Sunday  A fine day but some cloudy towards night. I did my choars was at home all day & evening banked the house some choared round etc. E Potter went Horths with Sol Williams started at 10 ½ & got home at 8 ½ cold. I went to bed about 9, tiard & nearly sick.

23rd Monday  rather fine weather for the season. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.

24th Tuesday rather fine weather for Nov. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick.”

Hiram E. Leonard Diary, November 11 – 17, 1863

11th Wednesday  rather 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 nearly sick. R Denham was buryed today.

12th Thursday rather fine weather & looks like Indian Summer. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed 9 ½. Joseph Munks remains arrived today.

13th Friday fine weather for the season, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home about 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ nearly sick with a  cold.

14th Saturday  rather a fine day & evening it sprinkled some in afternoon & evening. I did my choars was at the office all day & evening came home at 8 ½ & went to bed about 9 ½ sick.

15th Sunday  A cool cloudy damp morning & spit snow a little. A cloudy damp day & evening, I did my choars went to the office about 10 for Green came back by Hoyts came home & banked my house some, started for my timber at one got to Sherman Willsons at about 3 & at home 5 ½ wrote some, went to bed 8 ½ nearly sick, Joseph Monk was buryed McLafferty preached.

16th Monday  rather fine weather for the season, I did my choars was at the office all day & evening. I came home about 8 ½ tiard & nearly sick went to bed about 9 ½. T W Watsons boy died, Dan Charles Potter _________ going to scool.

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