People of Orange county, oppressed by the unjust acts of Edmund Fanning, clerk of the court of Orange, form an association, headed by Herman Husbands and William Hunter, for regulating public grievances and abuse of power......1768
James Hunter and Rednap Howell sent by the regulators to the governor with a statement of grievances......May 21, 1768
Governor and council decide that the grievances of the regulators do not warrant their course, which tends to high treason......June, raises troops and marches from Salisbury to Hillsboro, swearing the people to allegiance to the King and requiring the regulators to disperse.
At the September term of the Hillsboro Superior Court Husbands is indicted for a riot, but acquitted.
Hunter and others are imprisoned.
Fanning, indicted, pleads guilty, and is fined sixpence......September, 1768
Regulators present a petition for redress to the governor, May 15, which is rejected, and in the battle of Alamance the regulators are dis