Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A letter with an enclosed article, titled "Ex-Communist Testifies On Red Goals in South" from frequent correspondent Landon Lane to Abbitt. The article suggested that the Communist Party of the United States of America sought to foster racial…

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…

Frequent correspondent Landon Lane sent Abbitt a pamphlet entitled "Fable of the Ducks and the Hens," writen by head of the American Nazi Party George Lincoln Rockwell evoking George Orwell's "Animal Farm," Rockwell critiqued Jewish power in the…

Letter to Abbitt from frequent correspondent Landon B. Lane with an enclosure titled "Immigration by Deception" published by the National Economic Council. Abbitt's brief letter of thanks is also included.

Letter written to President Dwight D. Eisenhower from a frequent correspondent of Abbitt, Landon B. Lane. The letter draws connections between segregation and the preservation of a white race. Lane asked the president questions like, "would [you]…

Frequent correspondent, J.R. Orgain, Jr., wrote to Abbitt informing him that Reverend G.W. Walker of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, African American publisher of National Christian Magazine, was “willing to go any place called to neutralize the…

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…

Letter to Abbitt from frequent correspondent, Ernest S. Jones of Petersburg, Virginia, regarding school integration, the validity of the Fourteenth Amendment, and communist influence in the NAACP. Abbitt thanked Jones for his insight and noted that…

Grace Ruffin of Suffolk, Virginia, wrote a letter to the Science Advisor to the President, requesting that the government accept and use her research on "space science." In her letter, Ruffin noted that Abbitt had suggested she contact the…

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…
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