Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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Joseph F. McCaffrey of WMAL TV, asked Abbitt to answer questions via mail, in place of an interview for his radio show, "Meet the Member." The enclosed question sheet included questions about Abbitt's routine, changes in his job over the years, and…

Mrs. J. E. Newton called Abbitt's Chesapeake, VA office about the treatment of her son, who is being detained for going AWOL. One of the complaints was that her son was only given water to drink. Abbitt replied to the message via letter.

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The head of the National Bellamy Award , Marguerite Miller of Portsmouth, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt requesting that he send a letter of congratulations to Lanier Senior High School for Boys in Macon, Georgia for receiving the award in 1958. Abbitt…

The Pennington Gap Parent-Teacher-Association requested an item, with a value of not more than a dollar, for their auction to provide lunch for underprivileged children. Abbitt sent a mechanical pencil.

Warren Zirkle, Secretary of the New Market, Virginia 4-H club, requested a photograph of Abbitt. Abbitt replied, sending a picture and commenting that his 4-H display project was poultry.

Noting he had recently enjoyed speaking with Abbitt on Capitol Hill, John W. Sullivan of Alexandria, Virginia, asked Abbitt if he could name him as a reference on his bar exam application. Abbitt replied that he could.

This letter is a response from Abbitt regarding Shirley Lanning of Norfolk, Virginia's request for information for her Civics class. Since Lanning did not reside in his district, he instructed her to contact Thomas N. Downing, the representative…

W. M. Abbitt responded to a request by Dorothy Tench of Norfolk, Virginia, for a map of the United States. Abbitt told Tench that he had exhausted his supply of maps and directed her to the Honorable Porter Hardy, Jr., who represented Tench's…

John E. Snow, Jr. of Richmond, Virginia wrote letters to both Abbitt and John Vaughn, Congressman representing Richmond, Virginia, asking them to intervene to stop the Army from building a new Armory building in his neighborhood off Laburnum Avenue.…

This series of letters begins with a response from Abbitt to Miss Bowery informing her that there was a $6 fee to obtain a flag that had been flown over the capital. Miss Bowery responded and sent the $6. Abbitt then sent a flag and a request to…
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