CUTTING, Francis Brockholst

1804–1870

Biography

CUTTING, Francis Brockholst, a Representative from New York; born in New York City August 6, 1804; attended Bensel School and was also tutored privately; studied law in the Litchfield (Conn.) Law School; was admitted to the bar in 1827 and commenced practice in New York City; member of the State assembly in 1836 and 1837; was not a candidate for reelection; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1836 to the Twenty-fifth Congress; member of the board of aldermen in 1843; city recorder; elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-third Congress (March 4, 1853-March 3, 1855); was not a candidate for renomination in 1854; resumed the practice of law; died in New York City June 26, 1870; interment in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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External Research Collections

Boston Athenaeum

Boston, MA
Papers: 1830, 1 item. An opinion written by F.B. Cutting on May 28, 1830, for John G. Baker of N.Y., on the legality of title to lands owned by Richard S. Hackley in East Florida. The case rests on the validity of a grant from the King of Spain to the Duke of Alagon in 1817, and the subsequent Treaty of Amity between Spain and the U.S. in 1821 which formally ceded these lands.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Cutting, Francis Brockholst. "Hards" and "softs." [Washington: Printed at the Congressional Globe Office, 1854].

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