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Julian Niemcewicz in Philadelphia, PA wrote to Susan Kean in Elizabethtown, NJ. He explained to Susan how he spent much of his time in the morning and evenings collecting various plants. Also, he discussed how found species of plants along the bank of the Delaware River that were not present in Philadelphia since the cattle there destroyed much of the vegetation in and around the city. Later in the letter he informed Susan that he was considering taking a trip up to Canada, however, if the paperwork proved to make it too difficult, he would settle with just going to Niagara instead. Additionally, he apologized for not writing back to Susan's son, Peter, and sent his best wishes to some of their mutual friends back in Elizabethtown.


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758-1841)


Susan Kean, formerly Susan Livingston and Later Susan Ursin Niemcewicz (1759-1833)

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Philadelphia, PA


Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Julian Niemcewicz to Susan Kean, May 28, 1799


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