The Laws relating to this subject have not been distinctly considered by the writers upon it. They seem to argue merely upon popular mistakes; and (as it serves their purpose best) sometimes call the Sacrament the Test, and sometimes the qualification for an office; whereas it cannot be both, because there is a real distinction between the Test, and the thing to be testified by it; it is therefore necessary to shew the true design and intent of the Legislature in requiring the Sacramental Test.