We received with grateful devotion the most venerable letters willingly sent by the most lordly emperor. This most noble series of letters shines with the greatest splendour and deserves to be famous, because the hand of the illustrious authority, having written the letter, examined it itself in convenient places by the reason of the greater faithfulness. Therefore, refreshed by those gifts, we would like Your Excellency to be the participant who very willingly, I think, executes the commands of the illustrious authority. It is determined to send the glorious Theodericus, the friend of the truth, together with the reverend presbyter Amelius to Your Glory according to the emperor's order, who is more merciful and excellent in everything than any other people: we thought it was right that those, who had been united in the fortunate journey, were not divided in their return for any reason. They can relate everything to you in trustworthy words and in vivid speeches because their faith is as it should be, their sincerity abounding, and their diligence exceedingly cautious.
(transl. M. Szada)