Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mensurius was a bishop of Carthage in the early 300s during the early Christian Church. During the Christian persecution of Diocletian he evaded turning over sacred scriptures to the Roman authorities, but was nevertheless considered a traditor by Donatists. He was accused of "countenancing" the Traditors. In a letter to Secundus, Bishop of Tigisi, then the senior bishop of Numidia, he explains that he had himself had taken the texts from the church to his own house, and had substituted them for a number of heretical writings, which the authorities had seized without asking for more. But the proconsul, when informed of the deception refused to search the bishop's private house.