Eugenius, your humble servant, to my lord and truly my master, Bishop Braulio.
Two situations have arisen in yours [or my] church which have caused my soul exceeding grief, and to which all my knowledge has found no remedy to apply except to ask your advice.
We have learned of a brother who, without receiving the rank of presbyter, is performing the office of presbyter. To better acquaint you with the case, I shall mention all the details. This same brother caused much trouble for my lord Eugenius. When Eugenius was asked by the king to ordain this brother a presbyter, he could not disobey the command of the monarch, so hit upon the following scheme. He led him to the altar, made no imposition of the hand, and, while the clerics were singing loudly, he pronounced a malediction over him instead of a benediction, as he later confessed to persons worthy of trust and very close to him, conjuring them to silence while he lived. Inform me speedily what your prudence desires to have done in this case, for I do not know if he is considered to be a presbyter or if they who were baptized and anointed with chrism by him are rightly called Christians. [...]
Eugenius asks a question about deacons anointing with chrism.
Now that I have mentioned the two matters, a third occurs to me. Some presbyters, against the law and the ancient canons, presume to anoint the baptized with chrism which they themselves have made, if such is to be called chrism. I confess I do not know what remedy or correction can be offered those so anointed. [...]
There follow requests for the answers and final greetings.
(trans. by C. Barlowe 1969: 77-78; lighlty adapted)