Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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This bill, introduced by Abbitt in the House of Representatives, called for amendments to an act concerning marketing quotas and price supports for fire-cured, dark air-cured, and Virginia sun-cured tobacco.

This bill, introduced by Abbitt in the House of Representatives, proposed the issuance of a special postage stamp in honor of Thomas Paine, author of "Common Sense" and "The Age of Reason."

This bill, introduced by Abbitt in the House of Representatives, was created to establish the United States Air Force Academy at Camp Pickett in Blackstone, Virginia.

This draft of a House resolution by Abbitt, directed the Secretary of Agriculture to conduct research into the quality and health factors of tobacco and other ingredients and materials used in the manufacture of cigarettes. This copy includes a…

In this radio address, Abbitt spoke on the Public Housing Bill that was then being considered in the House of Representatives. He objected to the bill, which would enable the Federal Government to help localities buy and clear urban slums and build…

In this radio address, Abbitt provided an update on a bill to expand Social Security. Following this, Abbitt spent the bulk of the speech discussing the details of a tax bill drafted by the House Ways and Means Committee.


A letter from Abbitt to Emanuel Celler, Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary, protesting what he deemed a delay in committee hearings on his proposed bill, H.R. 3006, which aimed to guarantee a trial by jury in contempt cases.. Abbitt had…

One month after Martin Luther King's assassination, William P. Jervey, Jr, of Powhatan, Virginia requested from Abbitt any information that the FBI might have about King. Abbitt replied that that he had written HUAC asking for information but…

Frequent correspondent, J.R. Orgain, Jr., wrote to Abbitt informing him that Reverend G.W. Walker of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, African American publisher of National Christian Magazine, was “willing to go any place called to neutralize the…

A pamphlet, prepared by the Prince Edward County School Foundation, describing the objectives, curriculum, personnel, financial situation, and future plans of the all-white Prince Edward Academy,
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