August 21, 1773.  A warrant for the arrest of Nathaniel Sanders was issued by Culpepper County, VA.  Sanders and William McClannahan had been granted a license (by the county) to preach in limited areas, but they found that this limitation was contrary to their call to preach anywhere against the inconsistencies of the established church’s clergy.  Sanders was convicted and served an unknown period of time in the Culpepper jail.  One of ABHS’s oldest reference books (Asplund’s Baptist Register, 1790) Sanders at the Mont Poney church in Culpepper County with a membership of over 270.

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