Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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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 the wake of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Abbitt discusses his shock and disbelief on the matter and states how excellent of a soldier and statesman Kennedy was. The conclusion of his statement extends his sorrows with the family…

Note from Special Assistant to the President, Lawrence F. O'Brien, to Abbitt with an enclosed photograph of Abbitt with President John F. Kennedy. The photograph was taken during Abbitt's visit to the White House earlier in the week.

John E. McDonald wrote to Abbitt to protest "socialist Kennedy's bill" and to commend Abbitt in his fight against "welfare statism." The letter included a clipping of a Courier Record article called "Do Unto Others." Abbitt's reply was friendly and…

A letter from James Powell, a boy from Carollton, Virginia, requesting information on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and voicing concern about when the Vietnam War will end. “I’m..interested in why we are still fighting in…

A letter with signatories missing urging President-elect John F. Kennedy to balance conservation and development in the lumber industry. The letter includes specific proposals.

Grace Ruffin, writing under the pseudonym Princess Anne Cotney Cramer, wrote Abbitt about her theory concerning the assassination of John F. Kennedy (which she attributed to Lyndon Johnson) and her plans for John F. Kennedy's rebirth. Ruffin…

L.J. Vittrup of Houston, Texas, wrote to Abbitt commending him for his stance defending prominent conservative and John Birch society member, General Edwin "Ted" Walker. Walker had, in uniform, accused Harry Truman, Dean Acheson, and Eleanor…

In the wake of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, John Mitchell of Hopewell, Virginia, wrote to Abbitt about his conviction that the American people should rise up in response to fight Communism. Mitchell wrote that the United States was…
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