Augustine refers to the history of a young man who was violently mistreating his mother and whom he therefore admonished himself. In response, the young man threatened that he would pass to the Donatist community, which he eventually did. He was rebaptized by presbyter Victor. Augustine deposed the account in municipal acts, and so did Victor, who had said that he acted following orders of his bishop Proculeian. Proculeian denies this, and therefore Augustine asks Eusebius, a magistrate in Hippo, to verify the facts:
5. [...] Peto igitur, sicut iam petiui per fratres nostros, bonos atque honestos uiros, quos ad tuam eximietatem misi, ut quaerere digneris, utrum Proculiani presbyter Victor non hoc ab episcopo suo mandatum acceperit, quod officio publico renuntiauit, an forte, cum et ipse Victor aliud dixerit, falsum illi apud acta prosecuti sint, cum sint communionis eiusdem.
1. [...] Nihil autem rogaueram aliud honorabilem benignitatem tuam, quod quaeso tandem in hac saltem epistula digneris aduertere, nisi ut quaereres a Proculiano, utrum hoc ipse dixerit Victori presbytero suo, quod ab eo sibi dictum publicum officium renuntiauit, an forte, qui missi sunt, non quod a Victore audierunt. sed falsum gestis prosecuti sint; [...]
(ed. Goldbacher 1898: 25-26)