From John Brown Cutting
Charlestown, 27th Decr. 1788.
My Dear Sir
An unexpected opportunity to Bourdeaux affords me a chance of contributing to your entertainment by the inclosed papers. Time will not permit me nor my limited sources of intelligence, to enter into any satisfactory details of the affairs of this state or the union, much more to obtrude any opinions of my own.
I am unaffectedly to thank You for the communications you have heretofore made to, and the favours you have confer’d upon me in a variety of modes, and to endeavour to merit your countenance in future by more than mere professions of that sincere attachment and respect with which I have the honor to be Your faithful And Mo. Obed. Servt.,
John B. Cutting
The election of a fœderal representative for this district terminated in favour of Mr. Smith against Dr. Ramsay (and Commodore Gillon) by a majority of 200 out of 600 votes: The Commodore obtaind more suffrages than the Doctor. (Mr. Charles Pinckney is mention’d for the new Governor of S. Carolina.)
The following Gentlemen are already chosen Senators of the United States in Congress to be assembled on the 1st of March.
RC (DLC); endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 15 Feb. 1789.