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Notes - C.K. Hill letter to John C. Daves, August 21, 1925:

C.K. Hill letter to John C. Daves, August 21, 1925

Mr. Hill writes to Mr. Daves, quoting a letter from the Virginia State Librarian, saying that he cannot find the regiment or the date of promotion for Lieutenant William Randolph and hopes that this will not prove a detriment to his cousin's admittance into the Society of the Cincinnati.

--G. Anne Sloan

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Transcription - C.K. Hill letter to John C. Daves, August 21, 1925:

                            Harriman, Tennessee,
                              August 21, 1925.

Hon. John C. Daves
212 Chamber of Commerce
Baltimore, Md.

My dear Mr. Daves:-  On receipt of your letter of the 12th,
I immediately wrote to the Librarian, Virginia State
Library, Richmond, regarding the regiment Lt. William
Randolph belonged to, and date he was made a Lieutenant,
and quote from his letter as follows:

“The assistant State archivest (Mr. Morgan P. Robinson,
Archivest, being away on his vacation) tells me that she
thinks you have examined everything that we have in the
archives department and that your friend Mr. Cridlin also examined this material for information in reference to
Lieut. William Randolph.  We are unable to say to what regiment Lieut. Randolph belonged and at what time he was
made Lieutenant.  I am sorry.

                         Yours very truly,
               (signed)
                           H. R. McIlwaine
                              State Librarian.

I regret exceedingly that I am unable to give you the information you asked for, but you see I am not able to do so, however I hope this will not hinder my cousin from becoming a member of the N.C. Society of the Cincinnati on the services of Lieut. William Randolph, and will await your reply anxiously.

I hope to be able to attend the meeting of the N.C. Society next April, and I would like very much to be able to bring
my cousin along, as a member.

With all good wishes for you, I am,

Cordially yours,

C.K. Hill.
Box 226

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