2. A layman, Chrisimus, thought about a suicide because he had lost his property for some reason. Augustine tries to dissuade him and encloses a letter of support to a count.
I have of course also written to the count, who is a praiseworthy man, and it will be left to your choice whether you want to present the letter to him. For I have no doubt that there must be someone by whom, with the help of the Lord, it might be presented, either a bishop or a presbyter or anyone at all.
(trans. Teske 2005: 171-2, slighltly altered)