Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1968 June 26, Washington, D.C. [to] James M Chiles, McKenney, Va.

Title

[Letter] 1968 June 26, Washington, D.C. [to] James M Chiles, McKenney, Va.

Description

Letter to Abbitt from a constituent fearing gun control legislation during a time of rioting following the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Chiles wrote, "I'm sick at heart at the riots, raping, looting, burning, sniping, and so on. I do not want a law where we have to register our only protection."

Creator

James M. Chiles

Date

1968-06-24/1968-06-26

Contributor

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers.

Type

Text.

Spatial Coverage

McKenney, Virginia

Files

Citation

James M. Chiles, “[Letter] 1968 June 26, Washington, D.C. [to] James M Chiles, McKenney, Va. ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed September 23, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/346.

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