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Julian Niemcewicz wrote from Puławy, Poland to Susan Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Julian had the pleasure of seeing his brother who promised to be punctual in his payment that was to take place at the end of June. He accepted the kind invitation of Prince Czartoryski to spend a few weeks at his country seat. Julian wrote to the Chancellor in Paris and asked when he planned to embark for America. Spent time in Warsaw preparing manuscripts for the Edition of his works. Had some vexation with his cousin the Princess Dominique Radziwill. She lost her husband and her brother-in-law, in order to get his brother’s portion, took almost by violence his two daughters and would assume the title and rights of a tutor, even though the mother was living and he was excluded by the will. Prince Czartoryski was appointed guardian. They took the children back and returned them to their mother and the uncle was indicted. The rumors of the cursed war prevailed among their American merchants.

People mentioned: Prince Czartoryski and Princess Dominique Radziwill.

This document refers to enslaved people and servants including Philip, Tom, and Betty.


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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Puławy, 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 Niemcewicz, May 17, 1803


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