10th. April 1807 Elisabeth Town.
The important Events passing now in Poland, have certainly Sir attracted your attention, and as a friend to freedom and national Independance, have excited your Interest, never was there a more promising prospect of that unhappy Country regaining its existence. Altho now an American Citizen & enjoing under your Administration the blessings of the only free Governement in the world, I can not ferget my native Country: Consistent in my principles, I consider it as a Sacred duty to hasten to my post, & join my feeble Services to those my Countrymen undertake. The present war exposes even the neutrals to a thousand vexations, they can not be to well provided with passports, Certificats &:&: I have my Certificat as an American Citizen, but take the Liberty to apply to You, that you may be so good, as to direct the Secretary of State Mr. Maddison (:to whom, I have not the honor to be acquinted:) to give me a Passport. Should you wish to write to Gl: Kosciuszko, or give me any other Commands, I shall be happy, to execute them. Permit Sir to return you my thanks for all your Civilities, & to express my most sincere wishes for your health & happiness, and the Wellfare of a Coutry which forever will be dear to me. I have the honor to be with great respect.
Sir Your Obedient humble Servant.
Julian. U. Niemcewicz
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.