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Julian Niemcewicz wrote from Warsaw, Poland to Susan Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. It had been more than two months since Julian had heard from his wife, Susan. Sent her items by a gentleman going to Hamburg, a Turkish handkerchief embroidered in gold and a girdle buckle of amethyst. Lost his youngest sister, she died of a nervous fever. She left a six-year-old son and an inconsolable husband. They all missed her and asked that Susan and Peter mourn her for a week. Julian had many things he still needed to send to Susan that he planned to send in a trunk including an alabaster night clock, another smaller clock, French China, and tea and coffee cups. Discussed the winter and his health. Extended his well wishes to their mutual friends and family.

People mentioned: Peter Kean, Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts, and the Dayton family.


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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Warsaw, 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, March 1, 1803


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