I Wm G Frith master of the brig Lady Chapman do solemnly, sincerely and truly swear that the following list or manifest, subscribed by me, and now delivered by me to the Collector of the Customs
of the Collection District of New York, is a full and perfect list of all the passengers taken on board of the said brig at Bermuda from which port said brig has now arrived..... So help me God.
Sworn before me this 11 June 1856.
List or manifest of all the passengers taken on board the brig Lady Chapman whereof Wm G Frith is master, from Bermuda burthen 139 tons.
(columns = name, age, sex, occupation, country to which they severally belong, country to which they intend to become inhabitants)
John J Bell, 60, M, master, Bermuda, US, cabin
Miss E Bell, 28, F, Bermuda, US
J H Smith, 40, M, guard? (difficult to decipher), Bermuda, US
Source: National Archives and Records Administration, Film M237, reel 163
This material made available through the generous permission of the Immigrant Ship Transcribers Guild and the transcriber Vernon G Kooi