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Joseph and Jessey Perovany wrote from Havana, Cuba to Julian U. Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Joseph Perovany informed Julian Niemcewicz that his wife’s occupation did not allow her the pleasure of responding to his kind letter to her. She was so tired during the day that in the evening she could not do anything. Wrote several times to Mrs. Kean [Susan Livingston Kean Niemcewicz] but did not receive a response. Both he and Jessey were delighted with Julian and Susan’s union. Discussed articles of trade and the economy. Perovany’s work in the theatre was going well but was having difficulty pursuing his art career. Extended his well wishes to Susan and Julian. Joseph Perovany’s letter is written entirely in French. Jessey Perovany added a few lines in her hand. Jessey informed Julian that she would have written sooner but her health was impaired and she was left in a state of apathy. She was feeling much better and asked Julian to assure Susan that no one was happier than her regarding their union.


Joseph Perovany

Jessey Perovany


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

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Havana, Cuba


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

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Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2


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Joseph Perovany and Jessey Perovany to Julian Niemcewicz, December 10, 1801


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