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Julian Niemcewicz in Warsaw, Poland wrote to Susan Niemcewicz, addressed to Elizabethtown, NJ. Julian communicated his disappointment in not hearing from Susan since June 21st and told her about the hardships of war he had experienced. He asked if she could contact Chancellor Livingston on his behalf in order to secure a voyage home for him.

Julian mentioned the gifts he acquired for Susan along with a Polish sword he had gotten for Peter, however, due to the blockage of seaports and the stormy weather, trips across the Atlantic proved difficult during this time. Additionally, he informed Susan on an invitation he received from the University of Vilna (modern day Vilnius University) to join their learned society. The last page dealt briefly with the conflict brewing between France and Russia before Julian ended the letter with some inquiries and personal information.

People included: Betty and Thom (possibly enslaved people), Chancellor Livingston, Mr. Gahn, enslaved children and a servant named Philippe.


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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Warsaw, Poland


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

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Bay 1, Column 1, LHC Series 2


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Julian U. Niemcewicz to Susan U. Niemcewicz, January 20, 1801


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