Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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J.R. Pritchard Jr., wrote to Abbitt expressing his concerns about the Soviet Union and the social toll the Vietnam War was beginning to take. Pritchard argued that the federal government was holding the military back from fighting the war…

A letter from Marjorie Steele of Suffolk, Virginia, to Abbitt, expressing her outrage that Abbitt was facing a "nigger" in the 1968 election. She declared "Abe Lincoln said that those blacks should never be made voters, hold gov. office etc. and it…

In this speech, Abbitt praised the benefits of the Rural Electrification program and concluded speech with warning that United States represented the “only hope of maintaining freedom in the free world” and that people of “satellite countries…

This flyer, issued by J. George Stewart, Architect of the Capitol and Coordinator of Civil Defense, explained what to do in the event of an attack at the U. S. Capitol, the House and Senate Office Buildings and Garages, and the Botanic Gardens in…

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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…

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.

In this press release, Abbitt called for the United States to avoid active intervention in Indo-China conflict and declared he would oppose the sending of troops into the conflict unless "absolutely certain" the "loss" of the entire Southeast Asia…

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…
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