Clarkson's Prayer to Sierra Leone
darkness and barbarism. They know that I have universally talked
of their apparent virtue the goodness, and have praised thy name for having
permitted me to be the servant employed in so great and glorious
a cause. If I have been deceived, I am sorry for it, and may thy
will be done; but I emplore thee to accept the sincerity of my intentions
and my best endeavours to improve the talent committed to my case.
Only pardon the intuity of my nature, and I will trust to thy mercy.
Should my person have a wicked thought in his heart or do anything knowledge
to disturb the peace and comfort of our Colony, let him be rooted our O
God, from off the face of the earth; but have mercy upon him hereafter