Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

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A press release of Abbitt's prepared speech before the Cosmopolitan Club of Petersburg, Virginia. Declaring the nation to be "well on the road to socialism," Abbitt criticized the expansion of the federal government as a danger to the nation's…

These remarks, given by Abbitt, indicate that Abbitt was against the government providing welfare aid to "certain groups." Abbitt believed that a spirit of paternalism would lead to an increase in the popularity of socialism and less control of free…

Remarks from Abbitt in the House of Representatives wherein he expressed his concern about federal spending, particularly with programs like federal aid to education, area redevelopment loans, urban renewal, public housing, etc. Abbitt said that he…

Photograph of Abbitt Receiving the Watchdog of the Treasury Award from John C. Mason, president of National Associated Businessmen

An article, clipped from the Southside Virginia News
Clipping, reporting on Abbitt’s receipt of the "Watchdog of the Treasury" award from Natioal Associated Businessmen, Inc., for "“consistent support of economy in government operations.” …

A.E. Hyatt of Petersburg, Virginia wrote to Abbitt about a $5 million plan for revisions to the U.S. Capitol Building. Hyatt objected to the materials, cost, and potential "radical" style of "modern architects.". Hyatt prefered to let the "sandstone…
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