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Susan Niemcewicz wrote from Elizabethtown, New Jersey to Julian Ursin Niemcewicz in Hamburg, Germany. Julian claimed that Susan deprived him of a vast deal of pleasure by not sending all the letters she wrote to him. Therefore, she decided to send this one lest the war detained him longer in Hamburg. Encouraged Julian to get passports from the Ministers or Consuls of every nation. Susan had not heard anything about the shawl and amethyst buckle. She sent several letters to Mr. Ghan who had not seen Captain Rollin and Susan did not know if the package arrived, nor had she received information on the trunk that Julian sent. Peter was in Hacketts Town drinking the spring water, which Susan trusted would relieve him of the complaint in his head. Discussed servants Tom, Betty, and Philip. The drought destroyed their garden. Shared news on their mutual friends and correspondents.

People mentioned: Colonel Pollen, The Ricketts Family, The Bellasizes family, Mr. Peter Livingston, Mr. and Mrs. D. Sartev, the Dayton family, Mrs. Carrideaux, Peter Kean, and servants 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 1, LHC Series 2


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Susan Niemcewicz to Julian Niemcewicz, July 31, 1803


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