Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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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…

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…

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…

This speech stated that the United States was the world's leading democratic superpower, and argued that the United States should not be imperialistic, but also must not be appeasing communist nations. The speech called for the preservation of the…

A letter from Elmer W. Coy outlining his opinion of President Nixon's actions in the Vietnam War, and including a letter he sent to Dr Arnold A. Hutschnecker, a psychiatrist who he recommended that President Nixon, who he views as a "mental case,"…

This letter begins with Reverend Paul Blevins, a pastor from Lynchburg, writing to Abbitt regarding the potential Communist associations of UNICEF. Although Blevins was not in Abbitt's district, he met Abbitt and informed the congressman of his high…
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