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Julian Niemcewicz wrote from Krakow, Poland to Susan U. Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Niemcewicz informed his wife that he received three of her letters. The joys of her tender solitude and affection that her letters filled him with were dampened on hearing she had not received any of his letters. Hoped at that point that all of his letters reached her. Planned to return to America in October. By chance, Julian met with Colonel Pollen, who traveled from Vienna and planned on only changing horses upon his arrival. Instead of staying an hour, he remained for six days visiting Julian. He showed the Colonel the Cathedral and the Palace of their Kings and could not withhold his tears when he saw the awful buildings turned into barracks for Austrian soldiers. Julian added an entry dated 1 January 1803 where he wished Susan and their mutual friends and family a happy new year. I dreadful earthquake occurred the previous fall that was felt in several places in Europe, two islands in archipelagoes disappeared. Discussed news of their mutual acquaintances.

People mentioned: Peter Kean, Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts, Dr. Ross, Maria Ricketts, Lady Sterling, Lady Kitty, Mary, and Mr. Rudgers.


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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Krakow, Poland


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

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Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2


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Julian Niemcewicz to Susan U. Niemcewicz, December 15, 1802


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