This is a sample letter to the pastor of a Catholic parish in Poland. The contents are translated using simple text with additional comments shown in italics.
Chicago, on Jan. 27th, 1997
Dear Reverend Father,
I would like to obtain the certificate of baptism for the following person:
Name: Marianna Kowalczyk
Date of baptism: Mar. 17th, 1867
Enclosed is a donation for your church and to cover the cost of postage. Thank you for your help.
Words to be substituted for "baptism" in the letter (death, etc.) are provided.
Please pay strict attention to the Polish diacritical marks!
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