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CUTTING, Francis Brockholst, jurist, born in New York city-in 1805" died there, 26 June 1870. He studied at Columbia, was admitted to the bar, and rapidly rose to distinction in his profession. In 1836 he was elected a member of the state legislature, as a democrat. From 1840 till 1853 he devoted himself to his large and lucrative practice in his native City, and from 1853 till 1855 represented one of its districts in congress, where he was a war democrat. On the renomination of Abraham Lincoln for the presidency, he aided in his re-election, and thereafter was active in supporting the cause .of the Union. After the war Mr. Cutting retired from politics and quietly pursued his profession.
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