Mr. Henry V. Lucas, of the Union Base Ball Association, St. Louis, is [in Washington] in conference with Baltimore and Washington base ball men, regarding the association's prospects for the coming season.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, December 12, 1883
This was Lucas' final trip before the Philadelphia meeting that would officially organize the Union Association (not to spoil the ending or anything). I'm hoping that once I get passed that meeting we can move quickly to the 1884 season and get to some baseball. But I'm not promising anything. I'm finding the organization of the Maroons to be rather fascinating and I'm enjoying the day to day coverage of all of this.