Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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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…

Virginia Strough of Colonial Heights, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt to voice her objections to the Poor People's Campaign and Resurrection City in Washington, DC, and to opposition to proposed federal gun control legistation in the wake of Robert…

In this press release, Abbitt highlighted his remarks on the floor of House of Representatives critiquing riots in the wake of the April 4th assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Describing civil unrest as an “armed insurrection,” Abbitt…

A high school senior from Chester, Virginia, preparing for a a school debate, wrote to Abbitt requesting information on Hawaiian statehood. Abbitt replied that he was against Hawaii becoming a state.

Noting he had recently enjoyed speaking with Abbitt on Capitol Hill, John W. Sullivan of Alexandria, Virginia, asked Abbitt if he could name him as a reference on his bar exam application. Abbitt replied that he could.

This series of letters begins with a response from Abbitt to Miss Bowery informing her that there was a $6 fee to obtain a flag that had been flown over the capital. Miss Bowery responded and sent the $6. Abbitt then sent a flag and a request to…

George Morgan Knight, Jr, of Leonardtown, Maryland, wrote to Abbitt to inform him about "College Moon," a new musical he was composing about Washington and Congress and requesting that Abbitt place mention of the musical in the Congressional Record.…
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