Hon. George C. Pardee,

Governor of the State of California, Sacramento, Cal.

Sir: I hereby make application for appointment as Notary Public in and for the County of Los Angeles, State of California. I am a citizen of United States over 21 years of age, and would respectfully refer you to the following well-known citizens of Los Angeles, Cal., as to my fitness for office, character and integrity, namely: S. W. Lukens, President of the American National Bank; Hon. D. J. Williams, Judge of the Superior Court, Department No. 2, and James L. Smithy President of the Eldorado Mining Company.

Respectfully yours,

George W. Brown. No. 132 South Broadway,

Los Angeles, Cal.