Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A letter from John Heidenreich to Abbitt expressing his concerns about the power of the federal government and changes within the Democratic party. Heidenreich believed that the Supreme Court should not have the power to make decisions regarding…

A photo taken from the 1968 Democratic National Congressional Convention

Letter from Isham T. Wilkinson, a frequent correspondent of Abbitt, to Senator Harry Flood Byrd regarding Governor Lindsay Almond's school closing plan and Wilkinson's disapproval of Abbitt's approach to massive resistance. In the letter, Wilkinson…

Correspondence regarding the Feed Grains Bill. The writer referred to the loss of support for the Democratic party and alluded to Abbitt's fall out of their favor.

Draft of speech by Abbitt at a rally in FarmVille, Virginia, in support of the democratic nominees for Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General of Virginia and of the General Assembly, with hand-written annotations . Abbitt praised their…

Landon B. Lane wrote to Abbitt, urging him to loosen his ties to the Democratic Party in the 1960 election and sending along a pamphlet from Human Events entitled "A Southern President?" The South May Very Well Rise Again. The pamphlet emphasized…

This three page exchange begins with a letter from Senator Lyndon B. Johnson to Watkins M. Abbitt, which includes a copy of a telegram that Johnson and Sen. Sam Rayburn sent to the president concerning the tense relationship between the president and…
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