August 1, 1894
A meeting of the Management Committee of the Football League was held at the Royal Hotel, Manchester. Jimmy Ross appeared to ask for his transfer from the North End Club. It was decided that an open transfer could not be given; and it was further decided that a club wishing the transfer of any player on the transfer list and not being able to arrange terms with the original club, should make an application to the League, who will decide the amount to be paid.
(Source: Liverpool Mercury: August 2, 1894)