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We are not quite done withthe Shorterhand series just yet so here's more material from there. Again, this is easy stuff, folks! Push to write it faster than for "reulgar" material.
Shorterhand Skills for the Future, Pitman Publishing Corporation, 1974, p 98, 103, 109
Speed Building Practice
Gentlemen: We were not expecting to receive the shipment of goods that we ordered on January 25 until the end of February. We are therefore placed in the position of having to keep those goods in storage until such time as they can be put on sale. Under the circumstances, we cannot make our regular payment until the beginning of March.
We would also like to exchange two of the boxes in the shipment as we indicated to you by telephone yesterday. We have told our buyers not to make any purchases until further notice form our main office. Yours truly,
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