Wells, William (Charleston, SC)
South Carolina 1.
(1753) " William Wells ...was..the child of Robert and Mary Wells, both
natives of Scotland, who settled in Carolina in 1753. His father who had been
originally a merchant and afterwords carried on the business of a bookseller
and bookbinder and printer of a newspaper, with considerable success, appears
to have been possessed of more than common talent..." Louis Susannah Wells,
the Journal of a Voyage from Charlestown, S.C. to London. vol, 2.pg. 84.
(1764 . Leander Bishop, History of American Manufacturers, vol. I. 1868.
Bookseller. Advertisement South Carolina Gazette, May 23 1771
Robert ..."whose conduct as the printer of a newspaper had become extremely
offensive to the people of Carolina from his constantly maintaining the cause
of Royalty, found it prudent to leave that Country and to return to Great
Britain." Louis Susannah Wells, the Journal of a Voyage from Charlestown, S.C.
to London. vol, 2. pg. 99.