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Julian Niemcewicz wrote from Skoki, Poland to Susan Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Julian was deprived of the pleasure of Susan’s letters, the last one received was dated the 1st of January. Discussed family affairs and business ventures. Julian wrote to the Chancellor in Paris and Mr. Otto seeking advice on the safest and most convenient way to sail to America. They had yet to answer him. Not receiving a line from Susan coupled with the delayed response from the Chancellor and Mr. Otto left Julian at a loss as to what to do. Planned to travel to Paris in a few weeks to purchase wine and goods. Was apprehensive of bringing his servant from Poland with him to America. Saw Colonel Pollen and his new wife. Discussed war conditions and that he was glad the U.S. purchased Louisiana as it was beneficial to the present and future. Met with Prince Czartoryski and told him all about Peter and how he desired a military career. The Prince gave Julian a sword to give to Peter. Requested Susan write to him and address the letters to Mr. Pitcairn.

Mr. and Mrs. Ricketts, Mr. and Mrs. Bellasize, Mr. William Dayton and Betsy Dayton, Peter Kean, Prince Czartoryski, Colonel Pollen, and Mr. Pitcairn.


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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Skoki, 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, June 28, 1803


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