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Susan Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Elizabeth Town, New Jersey to Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, her husband. Due to the ongoing Napoleonic Wars she has been unable to receive any of his letters or packages since July and at this point Julian has been gone for 16 months and she worried the war would delay his return. She updates him on what has been happening at home and talks about the Yellow Fever epidemic.

People Included: Captain Armstrong and Mrs. Armstrong, Mr. Ghan, Marquis Family, Mrs. Rivers, Mrs. Bellasize, Henrietta on the Hill, Mrs. Rutgers

Notable Quote: "Capt. & Mrs Armstrong have been with us for eight week with their little girl, who has suffered by the whooping cough, happily our little black children have escaped it & my whole family are free from indisposition"


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


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

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Elizabeth Town, County of Essex, NJ


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

Inventory Location

Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2


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Susan Ursin Niemcewicz to Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, November 1, 1803


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