Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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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.

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…

Letter to Harry Byrd explaining the Philippine tobacco situation; Abbitt outlined the situation as a whole, and gave his opinion of what should be done, namely, that Philippine sugar growers should not be given additional quotas for their product as…

This letter from Abbitt to the US Ambassador to the Philippines concerns the tobacco trade to the Philippines; Abbitt outlined the situation as he saw it and argued that certain trade agreements between the U.S. and the Philippines should be…

Transcription of speech given by Abbitt on the House floor about the difference in pricing and yield of Virginian Type 21 dark-fired tobacco and Type 22, 23 and 24 from Kentucky and Tennessee. Abbitt argued that the Type 21 tobacco should be…

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Clarence Little, Scientific Director of the Tobacco Industry Research Committee, replied in the negative to a query by Abbitt about whether there were any new findings in support of significant connections between smoking and lung cancer. Abbitt…

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. …

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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Letter from Abbitt to the tobacco growers of Japan and the reply of Daizo Tanaka, chairman of the Central Federation of the Tobacco Growers' Association of Japan. Abbitt wanted to renew or increase tobacco trade relationships with Japan, arguing…

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Letter from Abbitt to Senator Byrd informing him that the bill that separated Virginian Type 21 dark-fired tobacco from Type 22, 23 and 24 Tennessee-Kentucky tobacco was on its way to be made law. Abbitt suggested a strategy on how to get this bill…
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