To Jerome, his lord, who is rightly honorable in the heart of Christ, his holy brother and fellow presbyter, Augustine sends greetings in the Lord.
1. By means of our son, my fellow citizen, the deacon Palatinus, I received the letter of Your Holiness along with another letter that you kindly sent by means of the holy bishop Lazarus. But I had already received news of you, both earlier from our son, the presbyter Orosius, from whom I learned many things, and a few days ago from another letter of yours sent by means of the presbyter Innocent.
(trans. R. Teske, slightly altered)