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I had thought that Spurius Mummius was one of the ten legates; but he was, of course—as was natural—a legatus to his brother. For he was at the capture of Corinth. I am sending "Torquatus" 1 to you. Yes, do talk to Silius, as you suggest, and urge him on. He said the day for payment was not in May; 2 he didn't deny that it was the day you mention. But pray be careful about this business, as you always are. As to Crispus and Mustela 3 —of course: as soon as you have come to any settlement. As you promise to be with me by the time Brutus comes, that's enough: especially as the intervening days are being spent in important business of my own.

1 See p.269.

2 That is, for the payment of the horti which Cicero wished to buy (the Scapulani). See p.270.

3 See p.271.

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