But here be it premised, that owing to the unwearied activity with which of late they have been hunted over all four oceans, the Sperm Whales, instead of almost invariably sailing in small detached companies, as in former times, are now frequently met with in extensive herds, sometimes embracing so great a multitude, that it would almost seem as if numerous nations of them had sworn solemn league and covenant
for mutual assistance and protection.
A strong degree of historical revisionism defines these chapters, especially Edward Vallance's arguments that at least some of the ideas that found their way into The Agreements emerge from the political philosophies found in the Solemn League and Covenant
and other oaths, covenants, and engagements of the New Model Army.
the states that derive from the English Revolution--Britain, the British Commonwealth and the United States--were bound in a special way to God by the National Covenant and the Solemn League and Covenant
. That they were and are covenanted nations ....