Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1968. November 4 [to] Henry S. Osborne

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[Letter] 1968. November 4 [to] Henry S. Osborne

Description

Henry Obsorne of Victoria, Virginia wrote to Abbitt on eve of 1968 election to tell him he would vote for Abbitt because Abbitt had “opposed Lyndon’s and Warrens damnable bills” and stood for "Red-Blood Americanism, and of Godliness, which is both love for God, and for our Native Home-land, instead of Communism, Hamism, stealing; arsonists, and cold-blooded murderers.” In the letter, Osborne characterized Martin Luther King, Jr. as“the most notorious criminal inwardly that this country has ever produced” and included a copy of a letter he had sent to Senator Edward Kennedy, objecting to Kennedy's criticism of George Wallace, “a man who has pierced through the skin and gone deep into the flesh of the Yellow-blooded, Communist loving, Lying politicians of both parties." Abbitt replied to Osborne's letter with a form letter voter thanking him for his support and urging him to vote.

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Abbitt, Watkins Moorman 1908-1998

Date

1968-11-4

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

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Spatial Coverage

Victoria, Virginia

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Citation

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman 1908-1998, “[Letter] 1968. November 4 [to] Henry S. Osborne ,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 24, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/352.

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