Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1968 October 21 [to] Joseph Porter, Chesaeake, Va.

Title

[Letter] 1968 October 21 [to] Joseph Porter, Chesaeake, Va.

Description

An office memo informed Abbitt of a phone call by a Joseph S. Porter, a constituent whose son was killed in action in Vietnam. Porter's son had a wife who had recently given birth to a baby boy. Porter, however, did not wish to have the last name Porter associated with the newborn child. Abbitt replied that this was a legal matter outside the jurisdiction of the federal government and suggested Porter contact local attorneys.

Creator

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998

Date

1968-10-21/1968-10-31

Contributor

Porter, Joseph S., correspondent

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Chesapeake, Virginia

Files

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Citation

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998, “[Letter] 1968 October 21 [to] Joseph Porter, Chesaeake, Va. ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed September 23, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/271.

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