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Susan U. Niemcewicz wrote from Elizabethtown, New Jersey to Julian Niemcewicz in Warsaw, Poland. This marked seven months since Julian was torn from Susan and she feared that five long months remained before she could embrace him. Shared an update on Peter and informed Julian that as Peter’s ideas expanded, he seemed resolved to make himself worthy of being the son of a good man. Informed Julian on news regarding their mutual friends, real estate in Elizabethtown, their livestock and garden, and their servants. The President [Thomas Jefferson] appointed Mr. Monroe [James Monroe] as Minister Extraordinary to Paris. Requested that the books Julian brought to her be good editions so her old eyes would not suffer by reading them.

People mentioned: Peter Kean, Mr. and Mrs. Bellasis, Mr. Campbell, The Dayton Families, Mrs. General Ogden, Colonel Ogden, Moses Austin, Madam Mason, Mr. Morales, Tom (Servant), Betty (Servant), Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe, Mrs. Angelica Church, and Mrs. Cruger.


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


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 U. Niemcewicz to Julian Niemcewicz, February 4, 1803


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