Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1968 May 31, Chesapeake, Va. [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt, Washington, D.C.

Title

[Letter] 1968 May 31, Chesapeake, Va. [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt, Washington, D.C.

Description

Marion Riley of Chesapeake, Virginia wrote to Abbitt requesting information about a recent essay in Saturday Evening Post that painted a negative picture of conditions in South Vietnam. “I have never, until now, felt we were wrong to be in Vietnam. For a Christian and Democratic nation, this seemed to be a right and just course of action.” Abbitt replied that "the whole problem in Vietnam is one of confusion and lack of positive approach and I feel that the whole matter ought to be looked into thoroughly." Abbitt asked the Departments of State and justice to looking into the article's claims. After they reported the claims to be inaccurate, Abbitt passed on their letter to Riley.

Creator

Riley, Marion L.

Date

1968-05-31/1968-06-18

Contributor

Torbert, H. G., correspondent
Stempler, Jack L., Jr., correspondent
Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998, correspondent

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

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Text

Spatial Coverage

Chesapeake, Virginia

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Collection

Citation

Riley, Marion L., “[Letter] 1968 May 31, Chesapeake, Va. [to] Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt, Washington, D.C. ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed September 23, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/269.

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