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Joseph Pitcairn wrote from Hamburg to Julian Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Pitcairn had before him Julian’s esteemed favor of the 15th of July from Nantes and sincerely hoped Julian was in America well and happy with his family. Everything Julian committed to Pitcairn’s care for New York had been forwarded, except for a little box from the Duchess of Courland. Pitcairn planned to have someone deliver that directly to Julian. Dissatisfactions that had long been brewing between Russia and France drew to a development. The following Spring, they would either have a peace or a serious war. Hoped Julian would send him seeds or any little thing rare in the Country and Pitcairn promised to return the civility.

People mentioned: The Duchess of Courland.

Place mentioned: Nantes, France.


Joseph 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 2, LHC Series 2


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Joseph Pitcairn to Julian Niemcewicz, September 10, 1804