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Julian U. Niemcewicz wrote from New York, New York to Susan U. Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. For the sake of his and Susan’s feelings, Julian refrained from the strong desire to meet her once more in Elizabethtown. If Susan were to come to New York, he would be extremely happy. Sent Susan pineapples and shipped all of his baggage aside from a few small articles. One of the rattlesnakes on the vessel bit their dog earlier in the morning. Mr. Peal applied alkaly and the animal was in agony. They turned the cage doors towards the sea, so there was no danger. The vessel was on its way to Staten Island and they were to meet it on Saturday. If Susan did not come to New York Julian promised to write her twice a day and asked her to do the same. Mr. Carilot[?] informed Julian he dined with Mr. Otto. Intended to visit General Gates and dined the day prior with the Kennedys. Mrs. Wooley was going to Elizabethtown. Julian sent Calico for Polly and handkerchiefs for Betty and Tom.

People mentioned: Mr. Peal, Mr. Carilot, Mr. Otto, General Gates, the Kennedys, Mrs. Wooley, Polly, Betty, and Tom.


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758-1841)


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

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New York, New York


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

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Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2


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Julian Ursin Niemcewicz to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz, July 1, 1802


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