enclosed please find (something)

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enclosed please find (something)

A message included in a letter or package to tell the recipient what they should find inside. Enclosed please find the personnel files for your new employees.
See also: enclose, find, please

enclosed please find...

Formal business writing for “it's in this envelope.” Until the middle of the 20th century, businesses corresponded in formal—some would say stilted—language. “Enclosed please find” was one phrase that, although still used by some law firms and insurance companies, is well on its way to join such archaisms as “in hand,” ult. for “ultimo” (meaning “last month” as in “I have your letter of the 15th ult. in hand . . .”), inst. for “instant” or this month, and prox. for “proximo” or next month. Perhaps e-mail abbreviations like LOL, IOW, and TTFN will someday be considered just as quaint.
See also: enclose, please
References in classic literature ?
The house is at present empty, but enclosed please find keys, all of which are labelled.
An order issued from the office of the chief commissioner on Thursday said: 'Enclosed please find a complaint made by lady workers raising serious allegation against one of the officers working under your supervision which calls for a serious and immediate probe.
Enclosed please find a letter from the leaders of pro-life organizations who represent millions of individuals and families across the country, voicing their support for a vote on this bill.
Enclosed please find copies of newspaper articles and photo which appeared in the Vancouver Sun back in 1988.
"Enclosed please find the flag signed by the sailors, soldiers, airmen and civilians who ran.
(2) Avoids stodgy, arcane phrases and conveys an informal yet businesslike tone--it has no formal salutation or awkward "goodbye" and replaces "enclosed please find" with "I am enclosing"
Enclosed please find a letter outlining the process of exercising your options to acquire Artemis Resources Limited shares at A$0.05 per share by 30 June 2011 and an application form for this purpose.
Enclosed please find the book Crow Calls From A Distant Mountain in appreciation for your labour of love with the United Empire Loyalists' Association.
Enclosed please find an official communique from the Pickaway Correctional Institution, where I am a prisoner.
Enclosed please find a stupid photo-booth snapshot of me and Pfc.
Enclosed please find a bill for the intensive care'.
A digression: a number of years ago we bought lipstick from 12 companies and then returned them to see how they would handle the complaint, "I just didn't like it." The responses varied from, "return it to the store, they'll refund your money," to, "enclosed please find a refund," to, "enclosed is a coupon good for ..." Only one company, Estee Lauder, called to find out exactly what it was that we didn't like about the product.
Often these insurance professionals retain legalese phrases, such as "under separate cover," "enclosed please find," or "as per," and go on to create phrases that cause insureds to reach for the phone.
Enclosed please find an erroneously addressed label.
"You'd never start a direct mail letter with, 'Enclosed please find literature about our product,' so why respond to good leads in such an uninspired way?"