Dear Congressman Abbitt

“Dear Congressman Abbitt”

Virginians and National Politics, 1948-1973

[Letter] 1959 March 6, Washington D.C. [to] Honorable W. M. Abbitt, Washington D.C.

Title

[Letter] 1959 March 6, Washington D.C. [to] Honorable W. M. Abbitt, Washington D.C.

Description

In a March 1959 letter marked "personal and confidential," Senator Harry F. Byrd briefed Abbitt on his efforts to have the Internal Revenue Service rescind the tax-exempt status of the NAACP and grant tax exempt status to to new segregation academies in Virginia. Abbitt replied that he was encouraged by this news.

Creator

Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966

Date

1959-03-06

Contributor

Abbitt, Watkins Moorman, 1908-1998, correspondent

Relation

Congressman Watkins Moorman Abbitt Papers

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Text

Spatial Coverage

Washington D.C.

Files

Collection

Citation

Byrd, Harry Flood, 1887-1966, “[Letter] 1959 March 6, Washington D.C. [to] Honorable W. M. Abbitt, Washington D.C.,” Dear Congressman Abbitt, accessed November 23, 2017, http://abbitt.richmond.edu/items/show/7.

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