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Horace Binney wrote from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Julian Niemcewicz in Elizabethtown, New Jersey. Binney was referred to Julian by Mrs. Cox of Philadelphia for information related to the house on Walnut Street that she had occupied under a lease from Susan Niemcewicz. Enquired if it would be agreeable with Julian if Binney were to hold the house from year to year after the expiration of Mrs. Cox’s time and whether repairs, such as the construction of a new sink, would be made. The former agent, Gustavus Risberg, no longer acted in that capacity. Asked if someone else with that power, or Julian himself, would be able to arrange the repairs. If Julian planned to visit Philadelphia, Binney hoped an agreement could be arranged as he was bound to give an answer to his present landlord. On the verso, Julian penned a draft of an answer to Binney’s inquiry regarding the house on Walnut Street. If Mrs. Cox planned on leaving the house, Susan would be glad to have it occupied by Binney and sent her power of attorney by mail to Mr. John Robertson, her new agent. Repairs were made while Mrs. Cox resided in the house, as for a new sink, Robertson would speak with the mechanics and get an estimate of the work. As soon as Susan received from Mr. R the necessary information respecting repairs and the terms of Mrs. Cox’s lease, the affair would be concluded.

People mentioned: Gustavus Risberg, John Robertson, Mrs. Cox, and Susan Niemcewicz.


Horace Binney


Julian Ursin Niemcewicz (1758-1828)

Julian Ursyn Niemcewicz (1758-1841)

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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

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Bay 1, Column 2, LHC Series 2


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Horace Binney to Julian Niemcewicz, January 8, 1805


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