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North Carolina Regulators The North Carolina Regulators were a group of people who rebelled against corrupt government officials The people experienced strong feelings of discontent with the way in which the provincial governments officials were conducting the affairs The government officials were running the colony both unfairly and unjustly Many small groups of people formed After the spring of 1768 when the small groups allied they called themselves the Regulators The Wealthy colonists considered these Regulators to be a mob North Carolina had a lack of supervision from the British monarchy The colony was isolated from the rest of the country by numerous swamps bad road conditions and unnavigable rivers Therefore the government officials of North Carolina became independent in a very unfair and unjust way to the people of North Carolina such as excessive taxes dishonest sheriffs and illegal fees The injustice of the government officials urged the Regulators for justice The once peaceful negotiators became violent and lawless from the slowness of legal remedies taking place The Regulators refused to pay fees and terrorized those who administered the law They also disrupted court proceedings The Regulators first tried negotiations it was the injustice of the government officials that made them resort to violence The Regulators intentions were not to terrorize the government officials but only to find justice The regulators fight for justice was a problem for royal Governor William Tryon who wanted the Regulators revolt to stop The governors council was determined to crush the Regulators General Hugh Waddell was ordered to approach Hillsborough by way of Salisbury and Governor Tryon and his army proceeded more directly towards Hillsborough General Waddell had a small force of 284 men The Regulators saw this and attacked General Waddells troops The Regulators almost 2000 men strong sent General Waddell and his troops in a quick retreat Tryon heard of this and brought his forces to go to Waddells rescue A battle
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