It was a National Covenant, and for that, among other reasons, it was represented and embodied in legal forms.
A general assembly was called and a National Covenant was subscribed.
I do bear my witness to the National Covenant of Scotland, and solemn league and covenant betwixt the three kingdoms.
None but those who expressed sympathy with the National Covenant were eligible to places of trust.
Unlike the “National Covenant” of 1638, which applied to Scotland only, this document was common to the two kingdoms.