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In the Name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

Dear Mr. Laghaollah Baghaie



With appreciation and gratitude for your behaviour towards your customers and observing fairness and utmost honesty and politeness in dealing with them, your interaction and cooperation with the poor and needy people in relation to making eyeglasses, it seems appropriate that we also express our appreciation, so that you will become encouraged in this occupation, since you are the only [optician] who makes eyeglasses in this city.

We hope by offering you our appreciation, no matter how small it may be, we will cause your business to prosper.

(This appreciation letter is written by those who have visited your shop at least five times and have not observed any shortcomings in your professional work.) 

A group of merchants on Imam Khomeini Street

City of Khomein

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