The address was printed for the author by Wm. Conover, No. 4, Broad Street, Charleston, SC, in 1803. In his address, Anderson is questioning the process of electing candidates by the Electors of the Pendleton District.
Robert Anderson was the son of John and Jean Anderson. He was born in Augusta County, Virginia in 1741. He came to South Carolina at the age of twenty as a surveyor. Following his marriage to Ann Thompson in Virginia on November 6, 1765, he moved permanently to South Carolina. Anderson was a member of the Second General Assembly (1776-1778) and represented the Ninety Six District in the Third through Eighth General Assemblies (1779-1790). When Pendleton County was created, he represented that election district in the Ninth (1791), Tenth (1792-1794), Eleventh (1794-1795), and Fourteenth (1800-1801) General Assemblies. Anderson County was named for him. He died in 1812.
The book was loaned for copying in 1968 by Mr. Horace Williams of Anderson, South Carolina. A note on the accession sheet states that "another xerox copy was made to be accessioned, bound and cataloged", but there is no record to show that this was done.
Mr. Horace Williams, 1122 Springdale Road, Anderson, SC.
Formerly accessioned as 68-15.
Photocopy, Clemson University Library, 1968.
Part of the Clemson University Libraries Special Collections and Archives Repository