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Papers include personal and official correspondence, a diploma from Pennsylvania Academy (the University of Pennsylvania), a certificate of service at the Philadelphia Hospital and a receipt of payment for services as surgeon's mate and senior surgeon. Diploma and certificate bear signatures of Caspar Wistar and Benjamin Rush, among others. Official communications from Samuel Smith and Paul Hamilton relate to the Navy Department affairs. Personal correspondence to James Rees, a friend and relative by marriage, relates to family, affairs on the Continent, especially in France, and the blockade of the Admiral of Tripoli in the harbor of Gibraltar. Mention is made of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Company and of his brother, James Cutbush.