Certificate, No. 50                                        Notification, No. 106

WHEREAS, In conformity with the provisions of the 7th Section of the Act of Congress,  approved September  27, 1850, entitled, “An act to create the office of Surveyor General of the Public Lands in Oregon, and to provide for the survey, and to make donations to settlers of the Public Lands,” and the amendments thereto, William Rutledge Sr. of the county of  Thurston in the Territory of Washington, claiming  a Donation Right, in virtue of the Act aforesaid to a certain tract of Public Lands, known and designated in the Surveys and Plats of the United States, as the East half of Section (4) four, in Township (17) seventeen North of Range (2) two West containing three hundred and twenty acres North half to husband, South half to wife.

having proven to the satisfaction of the Register and Receiver of Washington Territory, the fact such settlement was commenced on the 15th day of October 1853 more than four years prior to the date hereof; and having in pursuance of the requirements of the 7th Section of the act aforesaid, established by two disinterested witnesses, the act of continued residence and cultivation, required by the 4th section of the said act: NOW THEREFORE, BE IT KNOWN, That we, William A. Strickler and S. Garfulde Register and Receiver of Public Land in said territory, do hereby, in order that a patent may be issued to said claimant for the tract of land described, as required by the 7th section of the act aforesaid, certify to the COMMISSIONER OF THE GENERAL LAND OFFICE, the facts aforesaid, accompanied by the evidence thereof, in order that a patent may be issued to said claimant for the tract of land described, as required by the 7th section of the act aforesaid:  Provided, The said Commissioner shall find no valid abjection thereto.

GIVEN UNDER OUR HANDS, at the Land Office in Olympia for the District of Washington Territory, this twentieth day of November 1857.