Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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An issue of Common Sense, self-proclaimed as "The Nation's Anti-Communist Newspaper", with a focus on the relationship between communism and "race-mixing".

This letter from Dr. L.D. Whitaker includes an original poem about the corruption he believed exists in the federal government.

Carolyn Cornell, a high school from Norfolk, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt urging him to support legislation by Senator William E. Jenner of Indiana to “curb the Supreme Court.” Quoting Abbitt's own speech, she wrote: “You certainly speak the…

A letter with an enclosed article, titled "Ex-Communist Testifies On Red Goals in South" from frequent correspondent Landon Lane to Abbitt. The article suggested that the Communist Party of the United States of America sought to foster racial…

In his letter, Gregory opposed the Abbitt administration's large monetary contribution to the Department of Agriculture. Gregory wrote about the potential implications of this action.

This letter was written by the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (the Roanoke River Post). The authors were in favor of racial segregation in hospitals and asked Abbitt's support. The administration believed that this would lead to…

In a letter to the editor in Richmond News Leader, S. Tremaine of Roselle, New Jersey criticized the Editor's segregationist stance. Tremaine argued that the United States as a whole, led by the Supreme Court, was progressing toward a more…

Charlie Hunter wrote to Abbitt, praising the Congressman's leadership in resisting integration. Hunter pointed to a particular article in the Farmville Herald that discussed re-opening schools in Prince Edward County. Abbitt replied expressing his…

Correspondence between Abbitt from J. Barrye Wall, editor of the Farmville Herald, with enclosures. Wall sent Abbitt a clipping of a letter to the editor written by Bluitt Andrews, an African American man, in support of segregation in Prince…

In this letter, managing editor of The Suffolk News-Herald, Robert R. Hardy, sent Abbitt a clipping which included Abbitt's statement on gun control which Hardy reports has had a very favorable response.
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