Charlestown 8 April 1789.
My Dear Sir
Major Butler one of the senators of the United States for the state of South Carolina will have the honor to deliver you this letter; and I beg permission to introduce him to your notice and civilities as a citizen of much consideration, (especially in the remoter counties) of Carolina.
He was heretofore an officer in a british regiment but marrying into one of the most opulent and respectable families here became warmly attached to the cause of America in the late contest with Britain—and <
[. . .]> had an ample property greatly diminish’d by the ravages of war. He was a member of the general convention that framed the Constitution of the United States, and has been almost unanimously elected by the legislature of this state to the dignity of a Senator.
Mrs Butler and her family are held in the highest estimation by every person of repute in Charlestown, and will I hope equally please and be pleased in New York.
With my best compliments to Mrs Adams I have / the honor to be / your respectful & mo. obed sert
John Brown Cutting
MHi: Adams Papers.