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Dr James Anderson born around 1680 was the the author of the 1723 anderson constitutions and its later revision in 1738. While it has been suggested Anderson sought permission to write them it can never be definitely determined if Anderson solicited grand lodge or grand lodge solicited Anderson. He drew from the Cooke manuscript and other masonic documents while making additions as he saw fit from the bible and other sources. Ultimately his constitutions would have a profound affect on the early development of the fraternity. Dr Anderson Died in 1739.