threw himself entirely against the Regulators,
and demanded of them unconditional and immediate submission,1
and that twelve of them should give bonds in a thousand pounds each, for the peaceful conduct of them all. An alarm went abroad, the first of the kind, that Indians2
as well as men from the lower counties, were to be raised to cut off the inhabitants of Orange County
About fifteen hundred men3
were actually in arms; and yet when in September, the causes came on for trial in the presence of Tryon
, and with such a display of troops, Husbands was acquitted on every charge; and Fanning
who had been a volunteer witness against him, was convicted on six several indictments.4
A verdict was also given against three Regulators.
The court punished Fanning
by a fine of one penny on each of his convictions; the Regulators were sentenced to pay fifty pounds each, and be imprisoned for six months.
would have sent troops to reduce the Regulators to submission by fire and sword; but his sanguinary disposition was overruled by the Council of War.5
The Regulators remained quiet at their own homes, brooding over the failure of their efforts for redress.
They resolved at the next election to