In business writing and especially email, the phrase is often used as:
Please find enclosed our price list.
Please find attached the updated contract.
Please find herewith my expense report for ice cream.
While I often use it myself, I find that it sounds a bit off. How did this sentence construction come to be? The grammar doesn't seem to add up: what are the parts of this sentence?
The words enclosed, attached, or herewith looks like it should be a separate clause, perhaps:
Please find (enclosed) the photo of my cat.
Please find, enclosed, the photo of my cat.
Is it more correct with the use of a comma?
Another variant I've seen is with the reverse word order:
Attached please find your daughter's report card.
Does this word order make it any better?