Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1968 February 12, Farmville, Va. [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt, Washington, D. C.

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[Letter] 1968 February 12, Farmville, Va. [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt, Washington, D. C.

Description

Barrye Wall, editor of the Farmville Herald wrote Abbitt about his concerns about the U.S. position in Vietnam, "ominous rumblings of revolution in the cities of our country," and what he saw as the continuous "persecutions that federal courts...place on the tax-paying people of the South, particularly Prince Edward." He warned Abbitt: "Things are quiet here at the moment, but the patience of the people reach and [sic] end if this county continues to be persecuted.” Wall also expressed his approval about Abbitt's remarks on the "Pueblo Incident," the capture of the USS Pueblo and its crew by North Korean forces on January 23, 1968. Abbitt replied that he shared Wall’s concerns about Vietnam and Prince Edward County. On the Pueblo incident, he commented “it certainly appeared to me that the Communists have once again seized the initiative and forced us to accept humiliation."

Creator

Wall, Barrye

Date

1968-02-12/1968-02-13

Contributor

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998, correspondent

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

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Text

Spatial Coverage

Farmville, Virginia

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Citation

Wall, Barrye, “[Letter] 1968 February 12, Farmville, Va. [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt, Washington, D. C. ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 19, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/265.

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