Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A brief message with an enclosure, titled "In The Mercury's Opinion" by Russel Maguire, sent to Abbitt from frequent correspondent Landon Lane, The piece of extremist literature contains two articles, one title "The Police State" which draws…

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".

A letter to Abbitt from Pocahontas Hagy of Abingdon, Virginia, arguing for better treatment of Native American peoples. Contending that the South had favored African Americans over "the Indian, America’s first landowner." Hagy asked Abbitt a to…

In seven-page handwritten letter, Martha Richardson of Lynchburg, Virginia complained to Abbitt about street crime, "negro hoodlum[s], arsonists, murder, [and] rapists," Stokeley Carmichael, "the misuse of poverty funds all over the country," the…

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…

Emma Hendrix of Memphis, Tennessee, wrote to Abbitt about how the Supreme Court, the Eisenhower Administration, and the United Nations were ruining the country. She enclosed a pamphlet entitled "U.N. wanted for murder." There's no record of a reply…

A pamphlet by Wilkinson Publishing company, advertising the 15th printing of John Beatty's The Iron Curtain over America and sent to Abbitt by frequent correspondent Landon Lane. Beatty's book purported to describe a Jewish plot to drive the United…

Landon Lane of Atavist, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt expressing his concern that nations could become a client state of the United Nations. He included with his letter a copy of the January 1960 issue of The Canadian Intelligence Service. The…

Frequent correspondent Landon Lane wrote to Abbitt to express his dismay at what he perceived to be overly solicitous treatment of African leaders by the U.S. Department of State. Enclosing a Richmond Times Dispatch article about the visit of Ahmed…

A telegram from a constituent with a response from Abbitt in which the congressman said that he believed that national leaders and the Supreme Court had begun advocating for strict gun control in order to trick the American people into believing that…
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