Letter to a friend, for the loan of some money

Examination Hall,
(City) A. B. C.
January 15, 2017.
Dear Ali,
You know that I am deadly against borrowing money. But the sudden and serious illness of my father has obliged me to request you to lend me Rs. 1000. Before deciding to write to you, I tried to obtain money from those whom I had obliged many times. But I failed to get any, because every one of them had one excuse or the other to offer. I am therefore, compelled to explain the whole thing to you. I promise to return the sum on the first of February.
Thanking you for the trouble.
Sincerely yours,
(Name) X. Y. Z.