C.K. Hill letter to John C. Daves, August 10, 1925
Mr. Hill writes to Mr. Daves again pointing out the information he had found at the Virginia State Library that Lieutenant William Randolph was allotted land as a member of a Virginia Regiment in the Continental Army.
Mr. Hill also states that he would like to come to an annual meeting of the North Carolina Society of the Cincinnati if this meeting did not conflict with the Metropolitan Opera Company's season in Atlanta.
--G. Anne Sloan
Harriman, Tennessee, August 10, 1925. My dear Mr. Daves:- Thank you very much for your letter of the 6th regarding the Rev. War services of Lt. Wm. Randolph. I trust you will pardon me for again writing you about this matter, but if you recall that when I first wrote you in regard to Col. Thomas Sumpter’s services, you replied that you could find no records that entitled his descendants to membership in the Society of the Cincinnati, but after some correspondence we were able to prove this service of Thomas Sumpter. May I ask if you observed that the records of Lt. Wm. Randolph’s having been given bounty land of 4,000 acres, is under the heading of, “Virginia Continental Army lands” February 15, 2833. “Roll of Officers of the sixteen Virginia Regiments of the Continental Army, who received land bounty in the States of Kentucky and Ohio.” I am sure this land was not taken up by Lt. Wm. Randolph as it was advertised in 1822 by the State of Virginia, but the records do not show that he ever claimed said land, and for this reason I do not think he was ever listed in Heitman’s and such lists as an officer in the Va. Continental Army. Is there any certificate or any thing of the kind I could secure from the Department of Archives & History of the Virginia State Library, Richmond, Va., that would help any in establishing the fact that Lt. Wm. Randolph served in the Continental Army? I am not sure, but I think there is a printed reference in the lists of Va. Rev. Soldiers, that mentions Lt. Wm. Randolph as having served in the 5th & 9th Regiments Continental Army. Perhaps this would be of assistance in establishing his Continental Army services? If there is nothing further that can be done to prove this service, and you had carefully observed the data I sent you in any other letter, regarding the services of Lt. Wm. Randolph, don’t bother to write me further, as I dislike to trouble you with these matters. You are the only one I know to turn to when I need assistance with a question regarding the Society of the Cincinnati. I hope to come to an annual meeting some time. Heretofore the time has always come when I make my annual visit to Atlanta for the week of grand opera by the Metropolitan Opera Company, which I enjoy to the fullest, but I hope I can arrange to come to a meeting some time. I greatly appreciate all your kindnesses to me in the past and wish to extend my thanks again. Cordially and truly yours, [The transcription is taken from a carbon copy of Mr. Hill’s letter and so was unsigned. Normally the carbon copies of Mr. Hill’s letters were noted “CKH/K” at the bottom but,in this case, the typist had run out of paper. Transcriptionist.] ================================================== Transcription copyright © RoaneTNHistory.org 2005. All rights reserved. Archivist: Transcription and scan by G. Anne Sloan