|Dear Sirs | | | |Your invoice number 527 dated 20 July for £1516 is due for payment at the end of this month. | | | |Unfortunately a fire broke out in our Despatch Department last week and destroyed a large part of a valuable consignment due for delivery to a | |cash customer. Our claim is now with the insurance company but it is unlikely to be met for another 3 or 4 weeks. Until then we are faced with | |a difficult financial problem. | | | |I am therefore writing for permission to defer payment of your invoice until the end of September. | | | |As you are aware, my accounts with you have always been settled promptly, and it is with regret that I am now forced to make this request. I | |hope that you will find it possible to grant it. | | | |Yours faithfully |
|Dear | | | |Further to your letter of 4 July, I enclose a cheque for £1182.57 in full settlement of your invoice number W 563. Many apologies for late | |payment. | | | |This is due to my absence from the office through illness and my failure to leave instructions for your account to be paid. I did not discover | |the oversight until I returned to the office yesterday. | | | |I would not like you to think that failure to settle your account on time was in any way intentional. My apologies once again for this delay. | | | |Yours sincerely |
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