Dear Mr. Patrick,
We are pleased to provide the information that you requested for concerning Ms. Rose, with an understanding that it would be treated in strict confidence.
Ms. Rose has been with us for about three and a half years as Secretary. She is really a fine woman and a capable secretary with her qualities of both head and heart. She is sincere, efficient and intelligent. We have no hesitation in recommending her to serve in your organization.
I really regret the circumstances that led her to leave us. Our inability to grant her immediate promotion and substantial rise in her salary has compelled her to change her employer.