COMBLEY, William, 1820
National Archives, Kew, CO48/52, 160
On Board the Sir G.Osborn
Febr. 10 1820
I will take it as a particular favour to inform me if I am obliged to produce a Certificate of my Marriage to the Wife I have on Board with with me. Captn YOUNG say's I am obligated but I think it wrong to oblige one more than another and nothing of the kind is mentioned in the Instruction's. I am at present accommodating the Passenger's as Surgeon, on their passage to the Cape of Good Hope without emolument. Awaiting an early answer
I remain Sir
Your most Obt. Humble Ser't.
P.S. Myself and Wife are entered in Mr WILSONs party, and should have sailed in the La Belle Alliance had I not been detained, as Surgeon to the Brilliant and since shifted to the Sir G Osborn. Capt. YOUNG's Inducement is on anonimos Letter he has received from an unknown hand. We are now 110 miles from Home.