Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A letter to Abbitt from Irving Pritchett and his wife, of Petersburg, Virginia, denouncing the "Warren Court" as a "disgrace to the country" and Stokeley Carmichael and Martin Luther King as traitors attempting to "destroy everything our country…

Fred W. Matthis of Pamplin, Virginia wrote to Abbitt following passage of the "anti-riot" bill that Abbitt had sponsored, praising the bill and sharply criticizing the Supreme Court, Martin Luther King, Stokeley Carmichael, and Lyndon Johnson. In his…

Henry Obsorne of Victoria, Virginia wrote to Abbitt on eve of 1968 election to tell him he would vote for Abbitt because Abbitt had “opposed Lyndon’s and Warrens damnable bills” and stood for "Red-Blood Americanism, and of Godliness, which is…

Barrye Wall, editor of the Farmville Herald wrote Abbitt about his concerns about the U.S. position in Vietnam, "ominous rumblings of revolution in the cities of our country," and what he saw as the continuous "persecutions that federal…

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…
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