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Regulator Movement Many different people with many different sides have told about the regulator movement In each of these documents they have a valid point of view This has made understanding the regulator movement very difficult After viewing a couple of different points of view I hope to interpret what each one was stating Through this interpretation I will hopefully have a better understanding of what people were then thinking and what happened This first point of view sides with the British It shows some of the cruel and violent things that the regulators did to government officials of Britain The first part of the document is a messenger telling of the violent rebellion that had broke out in Orange County The cause of this rebellion was a set of men who called themselves regulators The regulators as a whole did have respect for the government and law officials but they did not believe in paying unfair taxes They used violence only as a last resort On one such incident Judge Henderson was returning from Salisbury and on his way to Hillsborough when the regulators had planned to intercept them Judge Henderson was able to avoid the regulators by going another route However this did not stop the threat of the regulators from coming to Hillsborough On the following Monday a large group of the regulators were on their way to Hillsborough They were armed with clubs whips and rifles Once they go t into town they first attacked John Williams a law officer while he was on his way into the courthouse They beat him badly but he was able to escape the beating by running into a store The regulators made it into the courtroom where they found Colonel Fanning He quickly went to the judges seat as far away as he could get from the regulators No matter how much he fought he was still quickly beaten down They
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