Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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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,"…

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…

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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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…
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