and forcing him out, dragged him on the ground over ilones and brickbats, {truck him with their whips and clubs, kicked him, and {pit and fpumed at him, and treat- ed him with every pollible mark of contempt and cruelty; till at length, by a violent effort of firength and activity, he refcued himfelffrom their mercilefs claws, and took ihelter in a houfe; the vultures purfued him there, and gave him a ltroke that will proba- bly deliroy one of his eyes: in this piteous and grievoufly maimed con- dition they left him for a while, re- treated to the court-houfe, knock- ed down, and very cruelly treated the deputy clerk of the crown, afcended the bench, {hook their whips over judge Henderion, told him his turn was next, Ordered him to purfue bufinefs, but in the manner they lhould prefcribe, which was, that no lawyers ihould enter the court-houfe, no juries but what they ihould pack, and order new trials in cafes where fome of them had been cait for their malepraéti- ces. They then feized Mr. Hooper, a gentleman of the law, dragged and paraded him through the ilreets, and treated him with every mark 0f contempt and infult.

This clofed the firfl: day. But the fecond clay prefented a fcene, if poflible, more tragic: immedia- ately on their difcovering that the judge had made his efcape from their fury, and refufed to fubrnit to the diéiate of lawlefs and defpe- rate men, they marched in a body to Colonel Fanning’s houfe, and on a lignal given by their ringleaders, entered the fame, deiiroyed every piece of furniture in it, ript open his beds, broke and threw in the


Iireets every piece of china and glafs ware in the houfe, {cattered all his papers and books in the winds, feized all his plate, cafh, and proclamation money; entered his cellar, and gorging their fio- machs with his liquors, Itove and threw in the fireets the remainder; being now drunk with rage, liquor, and lawlefs fury, they took his wearing cloaths, fiuck them on a pole, paraded them in triumph through the fireets, and to clofe the (cene, pulled down and laid his houlie in ruins. Hunter and Butler, two of the chiefs, firip- ping in buff, and beginning the heroic deed.

They then went to a large hand- {ome church bell, that Colonel Fan- ning, at the expence of6o or 7o l. had made a prelent of to the cnurch 0F Hilllborough, and {plit it to pieces, and were at the point of pulling down the church, but their leaders, thinking it would betray their religious principle, reiirain- ed them. Their revenge being not yet fatiated on this unhappy gen- tleman, they again purfued him, again cruelly beat him, and at length with dogs hunted him out of town, and with a cruelty more favage than blood hounds, fioned him as he fled.

When they had fully glutted their revenge on the lawyers, and particularly Colonel Fanning, m ihew their opinion of courts ofjuf. tice, they took from his chains a, negroe that had been executed fome time, and placed him at the law- yer’s bar, and filled the Judge’; feat with human excrement, in derifion and contempt of the cha_ ra€ters that fill thofe refpc-étable


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