Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

Browse Items (20 total)

A letter from James Powell, a boy from Carollton, Virginia, requesting information on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and voicing concern about when the Vietnam War will end. “I’m..interested in why we are still fighting in…

Barrye Wall, editor of the Farmville Herald wrote Abbitt about his concerns about the U.S. position in Vietnam, "ominous rumblings of revolution in the cities of our country," and what he saw as the continuous "persecutions that federal…

A letter from Elmer W. Coy outlining his opinion of President Nixon's actions in the Vietnam War, and including a letter he sent to Dr Arnold A. Hutschnecker, a psychiatrist who he recommended that President Nixon, who he views as a "mental case,"…

John C. Williams, President of the Flue Cured Tobacco Growers Association in Wendell, NC, wrote to Abbitt asking him to consider the sale of surplus flue-cured tobacco to Soviet Union in same arrangements as surplus wheat. Abbitt responded that he…

Prepared remarks of Abbitt before the Chesapeake Shrine Club in Chesapeake, Virginia. Abbitt noted it was the firs time he spoken in Chesapeake since the city had been redistricted into the fourth Congressional district. Abbitt's speech…

Mrs. C. Kittelson of Grafton, North Dakota wrote to Abbitt suggesting that the Pentagon was sending too many soldiers overseas against the wishes of the people and Congress. "Let the world know that the 'Death Bomb' is the penalty for aggression, but…

Tags:

In his letter, Gregory opposed the Abbitt administration's large monetary contribution to the Department of Agriculture. Gregory wrote about the potential implications of this action.

In this press release, Abbitt called for the United States to avoid active intervention in Indo-China conflict and declared he would oppose the sending of troops into the conflict unless "absolutely certain" the "loss" of the entire Southeast Asia…

This series of correspondence to Abbitt was initiated by Ben Birdsong of Suffolk,Virginia, in response to correspondence that he received from William V. Ritchie of Downy ,California. The information that Ritchie sent to Birdsong revealed that a…

David Gardner, a twenty-year old man who was incarcerated at the Petersburg Virginia Federal Reformatory, wrote to Abbitt in hopes that the rest of his sentence could be completed in Vietnam as a member of the Marine Corps. Abbitt replied that…
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-json, omeka-xml, rss2