Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,"…

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…

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.
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