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Joseph Pitcairn wrote from Hamburg to Julian Niemcewicz to the care of Henry Gahn in New York, New York. The following letter is the original of “Joseph Pitcairn to Julian Niemcewicz, July 21, 1804.” Pitcairn received, by the Duchess of Courland, Julian’s favor of the 22nd of April along with a final parcel for Mrs. Niemcewicz. Enclosed a note of his expenses paid on Julian’s things, the amount of which Julian could pay Mr. McCormick at his leisure. Pitcairn succeeded in “getting away” Julian’s belongings and hoped from the season of the year that they reached the destination safely and in good order. Flattered that the late change of ministry in England may free them from the blockade. Pitcairn observed the vessel in which Julian expected to embark and planned to search the lists frequently for her arrival. The Continent appeared to be inclined to preserve peace.

People mentioned: Duchess of Courland, Susan Niemcewicz, and Mr. McCormick.

Places mentioned: France and Russia.


Jospeh Pitcairn


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

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Liberty Hall Collection, 1711-1847 (bulk 1790-1830)

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Joseph Pitcairn to Julian Niemcewicz, July 21, 1804