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Susan Ursin Niemcewicz and Peter Kean wrote from Elizabethtown, New Jersey to Julian Ursin Niemcewicz in Warsaw, Poland. The letter was originally sent to H. Gahn Esqr. at No. 35 Wall Street, New York, New York, which was then forwarded to Julian Niemcewicz. Susan informed Julian that it would not do to send Peter’s letter without adding a few lines of her own. William Dayton borrowed all of the money they had unemployed and Eoff paid off all his debt. Requested that Julian send her two dozen pieces of fine, strong assorted tape and good, strong threads, and thread stockings. She was told that Swedish threads were the best in the world. Suggested that when he had clothes made up to order large seams to be turned in because Tom would benefit from it. Tom Pain [Thomas Paine] was with Mr. G. The Federalists were daily gaining ground, the parties were so equal in New Jersey that for the last two months neither side would yield. The state was without a governor and everything was going as well as when Bloomfield was at the head of affairs. “The Manhattans” were making interest in keeping a certain “little great man” from being Director. Both Mr. Edger and Mr. Church sent for Susan’s votes, the latter spoke first and obtained the proxies. Brockholst Livingston had Mr. R’s interest. Peter Kean added a few lines in his own hand. He thanked Julian for the handsome pin he sent him and how it reminded him of Julian’s kindness and shining qualities that Peter would always endeavor to imitate.

People mentioned: Peter Kean, Thomas Paine, William Dayton, Eoff, Mr. G, Joseph Bloomfield, John B. Church, Mr. Edgar, Mr. Ricketts, Brockholst Livingston, and Ann Ludlow.


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

Peter Philip James Kean (1788-1828)


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

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Elizabethtown, New Jersey


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

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Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2


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Susan Niemcewicz and Peter Kean to Julian Niemcewicz, December 3, 1802


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