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Mention of Cutts' in "Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson"
Posted by: Jon Cutts (ID *****3683) Date: March 01, 2009 at 10:57:53
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During the course of some of my research, I've come across the following mentions of Cutts' in "The Family Letters of Thomas Jefferson." Granted, some of these are just blurbs, but I think it's pretty cool, regardless. I come from Robert Cutts, b1619, and I believe this Richard Cutts came from his line, as well(?).

These letters are referring to:

*Richard Cutts (b.1771) - Maine Congressman, Republican 1801-1813, Superintendent General of Military Supplies, 1813-1817 and then Second Comptroller of the US Treasury 1817-1829
*wife, Anna Richard Cutts (sister of Dolley Madison - wife to President James Madison, 4th President of the US)

My favorite has to be the line where my ancestor is mentioned alongside greetings to the President (James Madison?):
**From Thomas Jefferson to his granddaughter, Ellen Wayles Randolph:**
"PS My friendly respects to the President, and homage to Mrs. Madison and Mrs. Cutts."
&
"Mrs. Madison will leave Philadelphia tomorrow and be here with Mrs. Cutts."

**From grand-daughter Ellen Randolph to Thom. Jefferson:**
"Mrs. Cutts I have not seen since I received your last letter."

**From Thomas Jefferson to his daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph:**
"We have little company of strangers in town this winter. The only ladies are the wives of Messrs. Newton, Thruston, W. Alston, Marion, Mumford, Blount, Adams, Cutts and Mr. McCreary, expected."


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