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Book I, Letter 39

To Anthemius, Subdeacon.

Gregory to Anthemius, etc.

We charged you on your departure, and remember to have afterwards enjoined on you by letter, to take care of the poor, and, if you should find any in those parts to be in want, to inform me by letter: and you have been at pains to do this with regard to very few. Now, I desire that, as soon as you have received this present order, you offer to Pateria, my father's sister, forty solidi for shoe-money for her boys, and four hundred modii of wheat; to the lady Palatina, the widow of Urbicus, twenty solidi and three hundred modii of wheat; to the lady Viviana, widow of Felix, twenty solidi and three hundred modii of wheat. And let all these eighty solidi be charged together in your accounts. But bring hither with speed the sum of your receipts, and be here, with the Lord's help, by Easter Day.

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Source. Translated by James Barmby. From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. 12. Edited by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1895.) Revised and edited for New Advent by Kevin Knight. <http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/360201039.htm>.

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