Thursday, September 24, 2009

Sample Letter Calling Off Wedding Engagement

Though it is not necessary to explain why the wedding is off, you can always add a personal touch to it and not leave the relatives any more curious and perhaps even save you from answering a barrage of phone calls.

Dear Family and Friends,

Sean and I have been together for 12 and a half years. We have been friends since high school. I was 15 when we started dating and he was 17. I know everyone has long awaited the end of our engagement, hoping it would turn into that one great big wedding and settle into a lasting marriage.

Over the years, Sean and I have realized, this is not meant to be. We had something special too young and too soon. Perhaps we have always been great together as friends and it took this long and this event to realize that, because it has been so much fun growing up together this way.

I am grateful for the years we spent together, and I do love Sean, we will forever treasure our friendship. In this regard, we are calling off our engagement and moving forward on a mutually, positive note.

Thank you to all my family, friends for all your support.


Request Letter Asking Medical Treatment for Prisoner in Custody

An appeal letter seeking medical treatment for a prisoner in detention in a foreign land.

Dear Honorable General Jun,

I write to you out of deep concern for the current state of health of my brother Eustice Hooper who was recently imprisoned in your country. I am aware that the laws of your country are far different from ours and I sincerely respect that. I will not argue that my brother has a history of crime as a sex offender. He shall face charges as mandated by law and undergo trial upon his extradition back in the United States. Though the process might take a few months, my brother's health has suffered in the confines of the local prison.

I have been informed that he is suffering from Malaria and urgently needs to be transferred to a hospital for immediate attention. I have contacted our local embassy and they would be pleased to hear from you. We are asking that you kindly allow a medical doctor to see him. By saving his life, he can serve time for his punishment and justice can be serve to those he has harmed.

I and all here who share my concern would be gratified by a reply from you as soon as possible. We want you to know that our concern for the basic rights of humans is not of a political nature, but of familial concern.

Thank you for your time on this important and urgent matter.

Respectfully yours,
Dennis Hooper

Sample Letter Request for Clemency

An example petition letter to a governor to request clemency for a Death Row prisoner.

Dear Governor,

We the citizens of your State are writing to request that you commute Simone Cowell's death sentence to life without the possibility of parole for the following reasons:

• The DNA evidence was inconclusive.
• Witness testimony was recanted
• The condemned man is clinically diagnosed with progressive mental retardation

As you know, the Atkins v. Virginia (2002) ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court declared that execution of the mentally retarded is unconstitutional.

Moreover, Govenor, it is unjust and unmerciful of your state to execute anyone whose guilt is not 100% proven.

Thank you for considering this request for clemency for Mr. Simone Cowell.

Respectfully yours,
Justin Honors

Sample letter Asking Judge for Leniency for a First Time Offense

An example plea letter to a Judge to consider an early release for a first time offender.

Dear Honorable Judge Harris,

My name is Aisha Thomas. My son's name is Isaiah Wallace Thomas. He is a dutiful husband and loving father to his two children- Mia and Isaac. For the last six years my son has missed out on my grandchildren's birthdays and Christmases among many other things. Because my son is languishing in prison for a non-violent, first-time drug offense.

He has been sentence to 12 years for being caught driving a vehicle with drugs. He has tested negative for drugs, he is not a user. He was involved in a gang distributing and dealing illegal substances of which he deeply regrets.

My son Isaiah has never denied his responsibility for the criminal offense committed. He has served half his sentence, displayed good behavior and conduct while under prison confines. He has earned certificates in automotive repair and maintenance under the prison rehabilitation programme. He is looking to better himself by learning skills that could help him raise his family in the hope of an early release. My son has done so much to improve his life inspite of imprisonment. Please give my grandchildren hope that they may live with their father again. They love him so much that these young children only dream to be reunited with Isaiah.

I have faith that the right course of action will be considered by the justice system.

Thank you for considering this request for leniency.

Aisha Thomas

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Birthday Greetings to an Officemate or Co-worker

The Human Resources officer has that duty to announce upcoming office birthdays. Now here's a sample Birthday Greeting letter to a co-worker whom you may not be close to, but you just see so much of everyday, perhaps you just need to say Happy Birthday!

Dear Sasha,

Let me not pass up on this opportunity, so far I've got the timing right. Rumor has it, a cake has arrived at the office lounge with your name on it!

Well, Happy Birthday dear! Happens to the best of us.

All my best wishes to you for a good day with friends, family and Co-Workers!

Cheers with beers,

Excuse Letter Not to Attend Village Meeting

A letter requested by a regular letterbarn reader. He is obviously skipping town for the next village and he wants some decent excuse for not showing up at his local town hall. Goodluck John O.!

To All Village People,

I will not be attending our bi-annual Village assembly that wil be held on October 2009. Unfortunately, I have a lot of my hands at work and due to the nature of the business I am in, I required to travel on that date and to prepare shipments for the company.

I hope you understand my predicament. However, I am looking forward to seeing all of you brothers again in our next coming out Village party.

Thank you very much

John O.

Letter of Intent on License Renewal with Quotation

Need a renewal of contract letter? The Client only wants to renew one service or license? but not for your other products? State all the details in your next iron-clad contract. With this letter, you can explain to the client how exclusive and customized this agreement is to their needs.

Dear Client,

This letter is to serve as an addendum to the original agreement dated May 10, 2009, between Pennylane Software and AgreeTech Inc.

Our company will allow the renewal for the Software license of BudgetWorks Version 2 and we will no longer include the other software licenses in the bundle (AddPlus Max and TrioAudit Ware) as per request.

AgreeTech Inc has been a loyal customer over the last three years, that is why we never take your business for granted. This arrangement has been authorized by the distributor and our regional marketing director solely and exclusively for AgreeTech Inc.

Our current annual license price for a single software from the bundle pack will be $300, payable monthly upon invoicing.

Would you please acknowledge acceptance of this addendum by signing both copies of this letter and returning one copy for our files. I look forward to continuing the relationship we have established. 

Thank you for coming to us with all your software product needs.

Truly yours,
Penny Lane

Sample Letter of Commendation to Staff

A sample recognition letter to the team or department. Congratulations are in order when your marketing and sales force delivers well above expectations.

Dear Mr. Perkins and Staff,

I want to congratulate you and your entire division for your unrivaled efforts and hardwork on the Brand X account. We’ve never had a customer more satisfied with our metrics results and performance. 

After the contract was signed, Brand X Limited’s CEO Harvey Salzburg expressed his confidence in our team by stating, “We are very confident in your capabilities. Your Staff has effectively reached out to our target audience at such a high frequency considering the short timeframe given. We couldn't possibly imagine what more you could do given the proper amount of time for media planning. We only expect the best from you." 

Again, we at Team MarketBest would like to say Thank You for all your hard work. This is just the beginning of a very good year for us and we are very happy to have such a wonderful, enthusiastic and dedicated team on board this account. 

Stephen Flanks