Pliny the Younger (A.D. 62?c.A.D. 113). Letters. The Harvard Classics. 190914.
CXXII. Trajan to Pliny
YOU did me justice, my dearest Secundus, in confiding in my affection towards you. Without doubt, if you had waited for my consent to forward your wife in her journey by means of those warrants which I have entrusted to your care, the use of them would not have answered your purpose; since it was proper this visit to her aunt should have the additional recommendation of being paid with all possible expedition.