Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A letter to Abbitt from a constituent in opposition to the Vietnam War with radical literature pamphlets enclosed from the Cinema Educational Guild, Inc., which included headings like "Our Brainwashed People Must Be Unbrainwashed" and "The LBJ Death…

In this letter sent by frequent correspondent Landon Lane, Lane reacted to decolonization in Africa and Congolese independence by connecting events abroad to domestic Civil Rights attitudes. Lane suggested that conservative whites "band together for…

Frequent correspondent Landon Lane wrote to Abbitt to express his dismay at what he perceived to be overly solicitous treatment of African leaders by the U.S. Department of State. Enclosing a Richmond Times Dispatch article about the visit of Ahmed…

J.R. Pritchard Jr., wrote to Abbitt expressing his concerns about the Soviet Union and the social toll the Vietnam War was beginning to take. Pritchard argued that the federal government was holding the military back from fighting the war…

In this speech, Abbitt praised the benefits of the Rural Electrification program and concluded speech with warning that United States represented the “only hope of maintaining freedom in the free world” and that people of “satellite countries…

In these prepared remarks for the floor of the House of Representatives, Abbitt called for curtailing foreign aid to developing nations.

In this speech Abbitt told the Appomattox Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy about the important role played by women in both the history of the nation and for civil defense. Abbitt also spoke on the military might of the Russians and…

A press release summarizing a speech that Abbitt gave on the floor of the House of Representatives criticizing both the practice of foreign economic aid to developing countries and United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the…

An office memo informed Abbitt of a phone call by a Joseph S. Porter, a constituent whose son was killed in action in Vietnam. Porter's son had a wife who had recently given birth to a baby boy. Porter, however, did not wish to have the last name…

Marion Riley of Chesapeake, Virginia wrote to Abbitt requesting information about a recent essay in Saturday Evening Post that painted a negative picture of conditions in South Vietnam. “I have never, until now, felt we were wrong to be in…
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