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…

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…

A letter from the Chairman of the Educational Committee of the Richmond Chapter of the Defenders of the State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties regarding Virginia and United States History books. Williams suggested a rewriting of the history of…

Virginia Strough of Colonial Heights, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt to voice her objections to the Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City in Washington, DC, and to opposition to proposed federal gun control legistation in the wake of Robert…

A telegram from a constituent with a response from Abbitt in which the congressman said that he believed that national leaders and the Supreme Court had begun advocating for strict gun control in order to trick the American people into believing that…

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…

Landon Lane, a frequent correspondent wrote to Abbitt to express his dismay about the Supreme Court's ruling in
Greene v. McElroy, 360 U.S. 474 (1959). The case involved an aeronautical engineer who had been dismissed from his job because of…

A letter and enclosed clipping from "The Worker" sent by frequent correspondent Landon Lane. The article clipping was titled "Nation's Youth to Demonstrate! Now's the Time to Integrate!" and Lane's commentary on the subject was that the gradual…

A copy of a Jan. 1959 issue of Dan Smoot Report sent by frequent correspondent Landon Lane, the main subject of which is "Anarchy: U.S.A." written by Archibald B. Roosevelt, son of former president Theodore Roosevelt.

A letter from John Heidenreich to Abbitt expressing his concerns about the power of the federal government and changes within the Democratic party. Heidenreich believed that the Supreme Court should not have the power to make decisions regarding…
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