Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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Landon Lane of Atavist, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt expressing his concern that nations could become a client state of the United Nations. He included with his letter a copy of the January 1960 issue of The Canadian Intelligence Service. The…

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,"…

This letter, sent by William Rawlings, Executive-Secretary of the Association of Virginia Peanut and Hog Growers, as well as a Virginian State Senator, is a friendly correspondence with Abbitt concerning the peanut industry. The two had a…

In this letter, Hughes, a childhood friend of Abbitt apologizes for hitting him in the head with a baseball many years earlier, causing him to go deaf in one ear. Hughes said that he heard Abbitt had been accused of draft dodging due to this deafness…

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George Morgan Knight, Jr, of Leonardtown, Maryland, wrote to Abbitt to inform him about "College Moon," a new musical he was composing about Washington and Congress and requesting that Abbitt place mention of the musical in the Congressional Record.…

This memo and accompanying statement, addressed to Abbitt, was written by Harry M. Livingston, a disbursing Clerk in the House of Representatives. He included a list of "Clerk-Hire" base salary rates and the formulas for calculating the rates.

Ben Birdsong of Suffolk, Virginia wrote to Abbitt with concerns about the acreage ceiling in a pending Cotton-Peanut bill.. Watkins responded that he supported Birdsong's thoughts on the ceiling, and was attempting to remedy the situation.

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This letter from George M. Dorsey from Warner Bros. Picture Distributing Corporation contained a recording of an anti-Communist speech given by Rabbi Maxwell H. Dubbin of Los Angeles, shared to promote the corporation president's anti-Communist…

Thomas Pearsall of Rocky Mount, North Carolina sent a letter to the Senate Agriculture Committee asking for relief for North Carolina peanut farmers growing a specific kind of Virginia peanut.

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This letter from Miles D. Kennedy, Director of the American Legion, includes a copy of an article titled "The Men Commies Hate Most," about various members in the United States Government that oppose communism. Kennedy believed that Abbitt also…
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