Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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Inez J. Taylor of Suffolk, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt asking for his support on the Forand Bill for hospital insurance for the aged and also for raising the minimum wage to help her care for her six children. Abbitt replied with form letter informing…

A letter from consituants protesting the busing of black children from the South side of Richmond to the East side.

This list of benefits available to immigrants, specifically those pertaining to children and exclusion waivers, was sent to Abbitt by Chairman Emanuel Celler as a guide to use when responding to individual requests in the district. These benefits are…

This is a letter sent by nine year old Richard Emmerson, with a response from Abbitt. Emmerson implored Abbitt to prevent the sale of tobacco products, in the wake of the Surgeon General's declaration on the dangers of smoking in 1964. Abbitt…

Elaine Sydnor of Columbus, Georgia wrote to Abbitt objecting to Supreme Court's decision in Torcaso v. Watkins, 367 U.S. 488 (1961). On June 19, the Court had ruled it unconstitutional for federal government or any state government to require a…

The Pennington Gap Parent-Teacher-Association requested an item, with a value of not more than a dollar, for their auction to provide lunch for underprivileged children. Abbitt sent a mechanical pencil.

Ann C. Abbitt, Abbitt's daughter, wrote to her father requesting information on the education of mentally challenged children for a paper on education. Abbitt's aide, Fred Fletcher, replied that he had request the publications she sought from the…

Mrs. E.P. Westbrook, Jr. of Courtland, VA, a mother of three school age children wrote to Abbitt, Senator A. Willis Robertson, Senator Harry F. Byrd, and Governor Thomas B. Stanley to protest the Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board. …

This series of correspondence to Abbitt was initiated by Ben Birdsong of Suffolk,Virginia, in response to correspondence that he received from William V. Ritchie of Downy ,California. The information that Ritchie sent to Birdsong revealed that a…

A resolution by the Farmville District Parent Teachers Association which commended Governor Thomas B. Stanley and Virginia legislature on their leadership and supporting measures adopted by the General Assembly in its special session of 1956. …
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