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Let Freedom Ring

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Before America declared for independence, a group of Piedmont farmers challenged the royal government which was led by Governor William Tryon. The group was not seeking independence from England but reform of existing local governments. Among the complaints against local governments were excessive taxes, illegal fees, corrupt officials, and appointment by the Crown of local officials. Pittard discusses the Regulator Revolt, which culminated in a battle on May 14, 1771, on Alamance Creek between Royal forces and the Regulators and the subsequent hanging of six of the Regulators.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 72 Issue 10, Mar 2005, p68-70, 72-73, il