The following communication from Mr. G.W. Bradley, pitcher of the St. Louis Brown Stockings, will be read with interest:To the Editor of the Globe-Democrat:St. Louis, October 17, 1876.-Dear Sir: In leaving St. Louis I think it due to myself to make a few remarks in explanation of contracting in Chicago. when I did so, I had a private misunderstanding with some of the officers of the St. Louis Club, this being the prime cause of my signing in Chicago.I desire to say that my relations in St. Louis have been of the most pleasant character, and to the hosts of warm friends I have acquired I desire to leave the most sincere expression of gratitude for the kind appreciation of my poor services. I shall always remember St. Louis with the liveliest feelings of respect, and can never readily forget the generous treatment I have received in this city, where my professional reputation has to a great extent been made.Yours, etc., G.W. Bradley.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, October 18, 1876
I'm not sure I'm buying Bradley's explanation about his signing with Chicago but it's a nice letter and says something about his character.