The Reds have been practicing daily at their park during the past week. They will not play to-day at the Atlantics have engaged the park for their own use. The work on the new fence at the park is well under way and will soon be completed. Their new uniforms will be done to-day. This uniform consists of a gray cap, gray shirt and gray pants, all trimmed with red, and red stockings. The nine is now definitely fixed with "Pack" Dillon, Dan. Morgan, Wm. Redmon, J. Blong, John McSorely, Chas. Houtz, Arthur Croft, Thos. Oran, and Chas. Sweasy. John Dillon will be the tenth man. Sweasy is a new man, and will arrive in the city on Tuesday. He was one of the old Cincinnati Red Stockings and is a very strong player.
-St. Louis Republican, April 11, 1875
Per my obsession with Sweasy, this is an important note about when he joined the club. On April 5, the Republican mentioned that the Reds were negotiating with an Eastern player and here, on April 11, they mention that Sweasy had agreed to join the club and was on his way to St. Louis. So, Charlie Sweasy signed with the Reds sometime between April 4 and April 10.