Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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This is a copy of a document listing the bills and resolutions introduced by Abbitt in the 82nd Congress, including bills about commemorative stamps, tobacco, peanuts, the Appomattox Courthouse National Monument, and the establishment of the Air…

A general letter, of which Abbitt was one of the recipients, from G.H. Allen of San Antonio, Texas, counseling the impeachment of William R. Poage for actions "tantamount to official misconduct." Allen was a poultry and livestock inspector in San…

Victor L. Anfuso, Democratic Congressmen from New York’s 8th district wrote to Harold Cooley, chair of the House Agriculture committee to tell him that he was resigning his place on the committee under the direction of Democratic Party leaders in…

L. E. Pettyjohn of Suffolk, Virginia, wrote Abbitt to say he and others in Suffolk were "100%" behind Abbitt's opposition to civil rights legislation under debate in Congress. He also requested that Abbitt send him a report on the scrape slaughter…

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…

A letter with signatories missing urging President-elect John F. Kennedy to balance conservation and development in the lumber industry. The letter includes specific proposals.

One of multiple identical telegrams sent to Abbitt to oppose a 20 percent cut in tobacco acreage. The telegram states that the tobacco companies wanted the product of these Georgian farmers. They appealed to Abbitt's humanity for relief.

Correspondence between Abbitt and 'Farmer' discussing the beef import situation. Correspondence includes friendly exchange and wage-related teasing.

Assistant secretary of State Frederick G. Dutton sent Abbitt a letter to follow up on a telegram that Abbit had sent to President Kennedy about protecting U.S. poultry exports to the European Economic Community. Dutton assured Abbitt that the State…

This State Department Press Release announced the impending arrival of a Soviet agricultural group to the United States to observe farming techniques, confer with U.S. agriculturalists, and explore scientific techniques.
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