This paper describes the dramatic confrontation between an older Baptist preacher arrested for preaching without a license and a strong-willed sheriff doing his duty. Set in the Colonial period between 1768 and 1778, the confrontation was really between the state church in Virginia and those taking a stand for religious liberty.
Massey, Homer, "John Weatherford 1740-1833" (2007). Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (1973-2015). 103.