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Julian Ursin Niemcewicz wrote from Hamburg, Germany to Susan Ursin Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. This letter followed shortly after Niemcewicz’s last dated August 16 from London as he arrived in Hamburg. He once again updated Susan on his current affairs in Europe. His passage through the North Sea was pleasant and short, but he was detained in the Elbe by Calms due to winds and tides. He noted the boats were not half as good as the ones in Elizabethtown. He arrived in Holstein the following day and traveled the last post by land. Dined with Mr. and Mrs. Pitcairn, Mr. P. was unwell, he wore plaster on his nose and his forehead was covered with red spots and pimples. Niemcewicz could not afford a carriage to travel to Berlin so resorted to traveling by common post wagon. Referred to their mutual correspondents including Mr. Fox, who planned on publishing his History of England of a late period.

People mentioned: Mr. and Mrs. Pitcairn, Mr. and Mrs. Dayton, Mrs. Church, Mrs. Dupone[?], Mrs. Armstrong, Mr. Fox, and Peter Kean. This document also references servants including Tom and Betty.


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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Hamburg, Germany


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, August 25, 1802


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