I'm writing a document where I want to say "included in this ______ is a copy of x, y, z." I'm both mailing it and faxing it so I'm not sure what _______ should be. I've considered the words transmission, message, document but am not sure if they are appropriate.

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    – Hot Licks
    Jul 14, 2015 at 1:40
  • If it's a document, what difference does it make how it's transmitted?
    – deadrat
    Jul 14, 2015 at 1:57
  • @deadrat I feel it's misleading if it's a logically separated section on a different page. For example in a package with 10 pages if the first one, being the cover page red, "included in this document is a copy of the lease" it may make it sound as if the cover page was the document and that the lease was attached to it specifically. Though I may be wrong in this view.
    – Celeritas
    Jul 14, 2015 at 2:03
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    "Document" is the best of the options you presented, IMO, but any would work. A somewhat similar question was asked before: english.stackexchange.com/questions/218877/… Jul 14, 2015 at 2:33

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I don't think you need to refer back to the containing message. You can simply say:

Enclosed are copies of x, y, and z.

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