This letter was written by James Whyte Davis to Doc Adams on April 4, 1862, acknowledging Doc’s resignation from the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club.

Letter from James Whyte Davis to D. L. Adams, Esq. dated April 4, 1862 [Source: Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library]

Letter from James Whyte Davis to Doc Adams dated April 4, 1862 (Source: Manuscripts and Archives, Yale University Library)


New York April 4, 1862
D. L. Adams Esq

D Sir,
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your note of 26 ult. tendering your resignation of the old Knickerbocker B. B. Club and that it was reluctantly accepted with great regret and you was unanimously elected an Honorary Member.
Permit me to add my personal regret of the necessity that induced such a course and tendering you my best wishes for your health and prosperity. I indulge the hope that the “spirit” you express of being with us always, may be accompanied by the body on the old Play Grounds.

Yours Very Truly,
James Whyte Davis

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