n. (Signed) H. H. Bell, Com. commd'g U. S. forces off Galveston, &c.
A copy of Bolleau's apology.
The following is a copy of the apology made by Albert D. Bolleau, editor of the Philadelphia Journal, to Gen. Schenck, and which procured his release:
Headq'rs Middle Department, 8TH Army Corps, Baltimore, Md., Feb. 1, 1863.
I. Albert D. Bolleau, citizen of Philadelphia, editor and publisher of the Philadelphia Evening Journal, now confined in Fort McHenry for the publication of an editorial article, under the title of "Davis's Message," in that newspaper, January 20, 1863, and for the publication of other articles of like dangerous chadges are made as well to relate to matter hereafter to be published in the weekly newspaper called the Democratic Leader, made up from the Daily Philadelphia Evening Journal itself, and to any other newspaper that may be published or controlled by me.
Given at Baltimore this 1st day of February 1863. Albert D. Bolleau.