Requesting unpaid leave

Dear Mr. Charles,

I have a long-standing family problem in my home town, Taiwan, and I have to sort it out before the end of this year. It involves some legal tangles concerning some property left by my late father. So I wish to request for 10 days leave beginning 1 Dec to settle the problem.

As I have already finished my annual and medical leave, I am willing to take unpaid leave. This is a matter of some urgency and I hope you will grant me this request. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

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