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Nelson’s prayer

Catalogue reference: PROB 1/22 pages 26-7


Monday Oct[ober] 21st 1805

at day Light saw the Enemys Combined fleet from East to E[ast]S[outh]E[ast] bore away made the signal for order of sailing and to prepare for Battle the Enemy with their heads to the South ward, at 7 the Enemy weaving in succession, May the Great God whom I worship Grant to my Country and for the benefit of Europe in General a great and Glorious Victory, and may no misconduct in any one tarnish it, and May humanity after Victory be the predominant feature in the British fleet, for myself individually I commit my Life to Him who made me…


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