Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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H. J. Res. 397 from the U.S. Senate deals with the resettlement of "alien refugee-escapee"s in countries other than the United States that are not communist-dominated. Within the context of Abbitt's papers, this document appeared among many requests…

This document is the official public law, known as the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 or the Hart-Celler Act, that abolished the National Origins Formula that had controlled U.S. Immigration since 1921. This act replaced the national quota…

Remarks from Abbitt in the House of Representatives wherein he expressed his concern about federal spending, particularly with programs like federal aid to education, area redevelopment loans, urban renewal, public housing, etc. Abbitt said that he…

These remarks, given by Abbitt, indicate that Abbitt was against the government providing welfare aid to "certain groups." Abbitt believed that a spirit of paternalism would lead to an increase in the popularity of socialism and less control of free…

A press release of Abbitt's prepared speech before the Cosmopolitan Club of Petersburg, Virginia. Declaring the nation to be "well on the road to socialism," Abbitt criticized the expansion of the federal government as a danger to the nation's…

This particular immigration case dealt with a technical sergeant in the U.S. military who wished to bring his adopted son to the United States. Sergeant Thomas L. Brown was African American and his son was Japanese. This particular letter in the set…

This bill, introduced by Abbitt in the House of Representatives, was meant to provide for the relief of Harry George Kotsimipoulos (also known as Theo Haris Cotsimopoulos). For the purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the bill proposed to…

George S. Benson, president of Harding College, wrote to Abbitt about the testimony of Harry Bridges, president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, before House Un-American Activities Committee on April 21, 1959. Objecting to…

Correspondence between Abbitt and Howard Clark, secretary of the Powhatan Rifle & Pistol Club, Inc. in which both parties expressed their concern over the issue of gun control. Abbitt in his letter said that he would not feel safe at home without…

A telegram to Abbitt from a constituent which called on Abbitt to oppose gun control legislation and which he saw as the first step in confiscating guns and towards a communist or socialist police state.
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