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…

In this speech Abbitt told the Appomattox Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy about the important role played by women in both the history of the nation and for civil defense. Abbitt also spoke on the military might of the Russians and…

John C. Williams, President of the Flue Cured Tobacco Growers Association in Wendell, NC, wrote to Abbitt asking him to consider the sale of surplus flue-cured tobacco to Soviet Union in same arrangements as surplus wheat. Abbitt responded that he…

An official document authored by the U.S. Department of State outlining the exact set of steps for obtaining exit documentation from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. This document details the legal actions that a person desiring to leave the…

In his letter, Gregory opposed the Abbitt administration's large monetary contribution to the Department of Agriculture. Gregory wrote about the potential implications of this action.

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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