The most famous document from the Assembly was the Westminster Confession of Faith. It was strictly Calvinistic and as such not only met the needs of English Presbyterians, but it was adopted by the Church of Scotland to take the place of the Scottish creed of 1560. It became the basis of Congregationalist creeds, and it was the model for statements of doctrine by English and American Baptists.
George Matheson, a minister in the Church of Scotland, was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1842. He entered Glasgow University in 1857, spending five years in the arts and four years in the study of Divinity. He was licensed to preach in 1866.
Alexander Duff (1806-1878) was the first missionary to India from the Church of Scotland. He established the University of Calcutta in 1830.