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I still say the vocabularly for these letters is much too easy. That said, you need to PUSH to get it all down in a LEGIBLE format. That means you're reading it back and not just scrawling or scribbling something that can NEVER be read. Accuracy is a habit; develop it while you're still in school!
Shorterhand Skills for the Future, Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1974, p 133, 139, and 144
Speed Building Practice
Gentlemen: It is necessary that we have the electrical repairs completed and the bill in our hands at the end of this month. We expect to have a meeting of several very important people in our office at that time and we wish to have everything in the best possible condition. We would have no objection to having your men work in the evenings to finish the job quickly and we are prepared to pay whatever costs would be involved.
We would be willing to make payment for the job within thirty days after it is finished. Whenever you feel that it has become necessary to make changes in your plans, please let us know as soon as possible. Yours truly,
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