I just got a wonderfully polite rejection from an agent on a partial. She said she liked my premise and that the writing was good. (WOW!). She's declining to pursue because the agency isn't doing commercial fiction right now. (I mentioned this dilemma on a previous post--turns out I didn't have to status query).

In addition, she mentioned that I might want to try agents X, Y, and Z--three agents from three different agencies. Go ahead, get out Snark's clue gun . . . but this is a referral, right? So besides wholeheartedly thanking the original agent (of course!), how do I approach the other three agents? Do I mention the agent's name, her comments, her entire email, what?