Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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This draft of a House resolution by Abbitt, directed the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct research into the quality and health factors of tobacco and other ingredients and materials used in the manufacture of cigarettes. This copy includes a…

This is a copy of a document listing the bills and resolutions introduced by Abbitt in the 82nd Congress, including bills about commemorative stamps, tobacco, peanuts, the Appomattox Courthouse National Monument, and the establishment of the Air…

This bill, introduced by Abbitt in the House of Representatives, called for amendments to an act concerning marketing quotas and price supports for fire-cured, dark air-cured, and Virginia sun-cured tobacco.

A general letter, of which Abbitt was one of the recipients, from G.H. Allen of San Antonio, Texas, counseling the impeachment of William R. Poage for actions "tantamount to official misconduct." Allen was a poultry and livestock inspector in San…

Newton of Williamston, North Carolina, wrote to Abbitt to discuss problems surrounding the surplus of tobacco and the separation of Type 21 Virginian dark-fired tobacco from Type 22, 23, and 24 Kentucky and Tennessee tobacco. Abbitt thanked Newton…

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This news release includes two drafts of remarks and a news release offering Abbitt's view of a peanut allotment bill passed by the U.S. Senate, along with a handwritten note to Abbitt on the subject.

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H. McDonald Spiers, peanut farmer from Como, North Carolina, wrote to Herbert C. Bonner that Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson was “using the authority of his office to bankrupt the producer” with excessive storage of the peanut crop at…

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Newspaper editorial from Farmville Herald congratulating Abbitt on preventing the passing of a bill seen as unfavorable to growers of dark-fired tobacco

Two vinyl records distributed by 'The Academy of Creative Salesmanship of the National Association of Tobacco Distributors'. The vinyls were meant to instruct people on how to sell a product and convince people. They were created by Dr Jesse S.…

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Abbitt wrote to J.P. Noble of Rice, Virginia, and Mrs. Derwood Walker of Church Road, Virginia to send them a press release about upcoming hearings of the Tobacco subcommittee to give to those who opposed pending legislation on the tobacco program. …
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