Dear Mr. Bond,
I am pleased to be able to reply favourable to your enquiry of 08 Apr concerning Mr. James.
Mr. James is an excellent linguist and for the past 8 years has been in sole charge of our foreign correspondence, most of which is with European companies especially in France and Germany.
We have been extremely pleased with the services provided by Mr. James. Should you engage him you may reply upon him to produce well-written and accurate transcripts of letters into French and German. He is a very reliable and steady worker and has an excellent character.
We wish him success, but at the same time shall be very sorry to lose him.