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Susan Niemcewicz wrote from Elizabethtown, New Jersey to Julian Niemcewicz, unaddressed. Susan concluded her last letter to her husband before she had the chance to tell him something she knew his kind heart would grieve for. The House of Law in New York failed for a considerable amount. The only title she had for their lot was a small piece of paper with a promise that the minors would make a proper deed when they attained full age. Susan referred to additional business concerning her and Julian and shared news amongst their mutual friends. Asked if the servant Julian intended to bring back with him to America knew how to make a few dishes that he and his foreign friends admired. In several letters, Susan desired Julian to procure three or four small patent brass locks for furniture. Feared that it was necessary to keep all kinds of trifles out of Tom’s way for she was sure that several things were improperly gone. Asked for more Wedgewood ware. One of the cream desert tureens and the basket with most of her decanters, glasses, and tumblers broke at the time of the wedding dinner for Sarah Ross. From France, Susan recalled seeing dove-colored rabbit hair shawls and gloves, which would suit her extremely well.

Mrs. Cariderux, Mrs. Angelica Church, Mrs. Cruger, General and Mrs. Gates, The Marrolles and Masons, Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts, and Peter Kean.

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


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 Niemcewicz to Julian Niemcewicz, June 20, 1803


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