Dear Mr. Smith,
Would it be possible for me to have a leave of absence for the week of [month, date] to [date]. My daughter is getting married in St. Louis, Missouri, and my participation, including travel, will require that much time.
I would be very grateful for your consideration of this request.
[NB: be sure to give dates and reason, express gratitude--- and submit the request well before a decision is needed.]
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