General Magnus Pompey, Proconsul sends greetings to commander Marcus Cicero,
It is good if you are well. I read your letter eagerly. For I recognize your former virtue and even now with regard to the common welfare of the Republic. The consuls came to his army, which I had in Apulia. I strongly urge you, in accordance with your singular and perpetual support to the Republic, that you shall come to us, so that we may bring help and aid to our stricken down state. I suggest you make a journey along the Appian Way and quickly come to Brundisium.