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Julian Niemcewicz from Berlin, Germany to Susan Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Julian informed Susan that he was on his way homeward. Had it not been for the cursed war, the winter season, and the entreats of his family, he would have been back in Elizabethtown sooner. Stayed with Mr. and Mrs. De La Forest and planned to leave Berlin the following day to proceed by way of France to the first Sea Port. Hoped Chancellor Livingston would give him the best advice and assistance. Since the conspiracy against the life of the first Consul, utmost difficulties and precautions were set in place on the frontiers of France. The alarm would probably cease in France once the trial of the conspirators drew to an end. Expected to stay in Paris for only a short period of time and expected to be home in June. Discussed gifts he planned to bring back. Mr. La Forest lived in great style in Berlin. The celebrated Count Tilly of immaculate memory was playing the same tricks in Berlin as he played in America. Discussed their mutual friends and correspondents.

People mentioned: Mr. and Mrs. De La Forest, Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, Mr. Pitcairn, the Ricketts family, and Peter Kean.

Places mentioned: Berlin, Germany, and Paris, France.


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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Berlin, Germany


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, April 18, 1804


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