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Commercial letters concerning invoicing and payment

A demande for payment

Brown and Turner Co.,

42, Governor Rd.,

Wigan 2nd March, 199.

Dear Sirs,

We have not yet received payment for your outstanding balance of £567, neither have we received a written acknowledgement of our letters of 15th January and 7th February. On 20th February your chief buyer did however give us a verbal assurance that a cheque would be posted that day.

We should like to remind you that you have now considerably exceeded the terms of credit usually allowed. We must, therefore, insist on receiving payment by 10th March. Failing this, we shall have no alternative but to refer the matter to our solicitors.Yours faithfully,

Joanne Greenfield

Company Secretary

Dear Sirs,

Next month our accountants will present the firms books for the annual audit. While they were being drawn up last week, we noticed that payment for your order, no. GF4 65 395 dated 6th October had not yet been received by our accounts departments.

Our records show that our invoice was sent to you on 12th October for payment on your usual terms at the end of the month. An oversight on the part of your accounts department is no doubt the reason for this delay in payment.

As we should like all our accounts to be settled before the end of the financial year, we would be very grateful if you could forward payment by return.

Should you fail to do so we reserve the right to charge interest on arrears from the date when the settlement became due.

We look forward to your early reply.

Yours faithfully,

S. Taylor

Head of Accounts Dept.

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