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
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 ================================================== Transcription copyright © RoaneTNHistory.org 2005. All rights reserved. Archivist: Transcription and scan by G. Anne Sloan