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Susan Niemcewicz wrote from Elizabethtown, New Jersey to Julian Niemcewicz in Warsaw, Poland. Susan was thankful that Julian arrived in Warsaw and acknowledged that nine months had lapsed since they had parted. Feared her letters would not reach Julian in Poland. If she was sure Julian would return to America by way of England, she would send him many commissions for books that would be instructive for Peter and some that were useful for her (she required large print). She would purchase many things for a table and house including a set of decanters, tumblers, wine glasses, and jelly and sweetmeat glasses. Informed Julian that he could draw on her at 95 days for payment. Hoped that Dr. Ross’s pills would be serviceable to her. Discussed their mutual friends and business ventures. Peter had a passion for gardening. Her family went on tolerably well, but Betty could not cook and faster when they had company. Rejoiced that Julian found an attentive servant.

People mentioned: Peter Kean, Mr. Otto, William Dayton, Mr. J. Chandler, Mrs. Ogden, and Mrs. Ricketts.

This document refers to enslaved people and servants including Betty.


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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Special Collections Research Library and Archive, Kean University

Susan Niemcewicz to Julian Niemcewicz, April 4, 1803


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