Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1948 May 29, Dillwyn, Va. [to] Hon. Watkins M Abbitt, Appomattox, Va.

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[Letter] 1948 May 29, Dillwyn, Va. [to] Hon. Watkins M Abbitt, Appomattox, Va.

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In this letter, Hughes, a childhood friend of Abbitt apologizes for hitting him in the head with a baseball many years earlier, causing him to go deaf in one ear. Hughes said that he heard Abbitt had been accused of draft dodging due to this deafness during a congressional campaign. The letter concluded with an expression of support and well wishes.

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Hughes, M. ?

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1948-05-29

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Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

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Dillwyn, Virginia

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Hughes, M. ?, “[Letter] 1948 May 29, Dillwyn, Va. [to] Hon. Watkins M Abbitt, Appomattox, Va.,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 23, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/26.

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