Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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This pamphlet, published by the Duval County Federation for Constitutional Government of Jacksonville, Florida, accused the NAACP, Americans for Democratic Action, World federalists, and other "leftist organizations” of carrying out “an organized…

Landon Lane of Atavist, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt expressing his concern that nations could become a client state of the United Nations. He included with his letter a copy of the January 1960 issue of The Canadian Intelligence Service. The…

L.D. Whitaker of Farmville, Virginia, sent Abbitt a poem he had penned for the Farmville Herald entitled “Washington Alphabet.” The poem criticized Truman's Fair deal and “wasteful government” that “thinks up ways to tax us.”

Kenneth Hooley of Falls Church Virginia, wrote Abbitt to share a pamphlet by Aldrich Blake, entitled "Are 'Civil Rights’ Worth it?“ Based in Laguna Beach, California, Blake was the author of My Kind! My Country! (1950), a dystopian novel set …

Landon B. Lane wrote to Abbitt, urging him to loosen his ties to the Democratic Party in the 1960 election and sending along a pamphlet from Human Events entitled "A Southern President?" The South May Very Well Rise Again. The pamphlet emphasized…

John E. McDonald wrote to Abbitt to protest "socialist Kennedy's bill" and to commend Abbitt in his fight against "welfare statism." The letter included a clipping of a Courier Record article called "Do Unto Others." Abbitt's reply was friendly and…

L.J. Vittrup of Houston, Texas, wrote to Abbitt commending him for his stance defending prominent conservative and John Birch society member, General Edwin "Ted" Walker. Walker had, in uniform, accused Harry Truman, Dean Acheson, and Eleanor…

In seven-page handwritten letter, Martha Richardson of Lynchburg, Virginia complained to Abbitt about street crime, "negro hoodlum[s], arsonists, murder, [and] rapists," Stokeley Carmichael, "the misuse of poverty funds all over the country," the…

Walter East forwarded to Abbitt, through Garland Gray, his concerns about the development of a new weapon being tested at Fort Lee that could omit no smoke or flash. Also included is a brochure calling attention to the "atrocities" committed by…

This letter from a member of the Board of Supervisors of Sussex states that the citizens of the county were in disbelief that the USDA released a statement that Sussex County residents were starving. Nicholson commented on federal spending and…

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