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Julian Niemcewicz wrote from Warsaw, Poland to Susan Niemcewicz, unaddressed. After being deprived of his wife’s letters for three months, he had the pleasure of receiving five of them. Happy to hear Susan, Peter, and their mutual friends and acquaintances were all well. Questioned Susan’s patience with Betty. Claimed that her entire year of work was not sufficient to repay Susan for the trouble and vexation she caused and wished Susan would part with her. Thanked Peter Kean for convincing Susan to not sell Philip and begged her not to part with him. Glad that Susan purchased timber for an addition to their house. Julian was frustrated that Mr. Otto did not respond to his letter as he recently heard that Mr. Otto was no longer going to America. Julian provided detailed accounts of the winter season and weather in Poland. He also met many prominent individuals including Louis XVIII, the Duke and Duchess of Angoulême, L'Abbé Edgeworth the confessor of Louis XVI, and the Archbishop of Rennes. Julian asked Susan to give Tom a dollar in his name if she was pleased with him. Grateful to Polly for remembering him and asked Susan to give her two strings of Liberian Coral that were in his desk. Enclosed a bill of articles he sent to Susan and mentioned other items he sent to her and their friends including Mrs. Belasis and Mrs. Church. Discussed the marriage of Colonel George Augustus Pollen to Elizabeth Primrose Gascoigne.

People mentioned: Peter Kean, Louis XVIII, the Duke and Duchess of Angoulême, L'Abbé Edgeworth the confessor of Louis XVI, the Archbishop of Rennes, Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts, Maria Ricketts, Mr. Otto, Mr. Pitcairn, Mrs. Belasis, Mrs. Church, Mr. Henry Gahn, Colonel George Augustus Pollen, and Elizabeth Primrose Gascoigne.

This document also mentions servants and enslaved people named Betty, Philip, Tom, and Polly.


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz (1758-1828)

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, April 2, 1803


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