From the Richmond Dispatch, 4/30/1862, p. 2, c. 3
To Go South. – The conditions on which Hon. John M. Botts was released from his imprisonment in Castle Godwin by the Court of Inquiry that examined the charge of disloyalty preferred against him, are – first, that after being permitted to go to his residence in Henrico, he shall, with all convenient speed, prepare to remove to a location further South; and when the same is indicated by him, it must be approved by the War Department of the C. S. Government. It has already been intimated that had not Mr. Botts, with his characteristic obstinacy, declared himself a neutral in the present war, the Court of Inquiry would have recommended his discharge. Of this we know nothing, but the conditions of his release as specified above may be relied on.