happened that I was sent as trierarch round the Peloponnesus, and from thence I had to carry to Sicily the ambassadors whom the people had
elected. I was forced to set sail in haste, so I wrote to Nicostratus, telling
him that I had to put to sea, and that I should not be able to come home for
fear of delaying the ambassadors; and I charged him to look after the
administration of matters at home, as he had done before.
Demosthenes. Demosthenes with an English translation by Norman W. DeWitt, Ph.D., and Norman J. DeWitt, Ph.D. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1949.
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