1641 England and Scotland Covenant with their God

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Stephen Miller | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Jun 30 2016 6:31 AM

I own an original copy of the 1641 ENGLAND and SCOTLAND Covenant with their God. My copy has been bound later and now has thick cardboard covers.

The pages are each about the size of a normal playing card.

I have transcribed the old text, with old spelling, old lettering and even mistakes. As far as possible I have formatted my text similar to the original. The font I have used is mostly Garamond.

A scan of each page sits next to the transcribed text.

I have not been able to successfully convert it into a Logos Personal Book form.

Hopefully there may be a few historical eccentrics out there who will appreciate the read!

Stephen Miller

Sydney Australia

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Sascha John | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 30 2016 6:41 AM

not shure if the Pictures comes thrue and you might need a bit correction but it looks good to me.

0383.1641 Covenant.docx

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 30 2016 7:27 AM

Sascha John:
you might need a bit correction

the thing that definitely needs correction is representing long-s with f - these are two very different things that only look a bit similar but should never be confused (note that Logos finds long-s when you search for s). 

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Stephen Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 30 2016 6:53 PM

Here is a revised file ... with the eshes in place as well as many other corrections and a more authentic looking typeface.

Stephen Miller

Sydney, Australia

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Stephen Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Jun 30 2016 11:09 PM

here is a revised file with the eshes in place, many other corrections and a more authentic looking typeface.

Stephen

Sydney, Australia

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M G Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 4 2016 8:43 AM

Thanks Stephen for your work. The background to the three documents included is described in the Wikipedia article here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protestation_Returns_of_1641%E2%80%931642 especially the first sentence of the Background paragraph which gives links to further articles.

Google books also has a copy of this document: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=SRtcAAAAQAAJ

Their copy is dated 1645 which probably also applies to your copy since the Vow and Covenant and [Solemn] League and Covenant were both signed in 1643.

I hope this information may helpfully put your document in context.

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Stephen Miller | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jul 4 2016 6:37 PM

Thanks MG.

I had not seen the Google book.

I note some differences ...

1. the page numbering starts at a different page

2. Die and Dei are confused

3. The Google doc has an extra 36 pages

I also note that I can purchase a COPY of the document for less than $A20. Very interesting.

Stephen

Sydney, Australia

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