Serial 1387

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1387 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE04395_d.html.

[At the request of the State Department, the FBI release withheld many names associated with Peoples Temple from this cable. They were disclosed as part of a declassification by State in 2015. Those names are denoted below in red type.]

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GEORGE 04395 201314Z
ACTION ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SCS-06 USSS-00 FBIE-00 HEW-06
CTME-00 INSE-00 CA-01 CCO-00 PASO-00 PPTE-00 L-03
SY-05 SYE-00 FSE-00 H-02 INRE-00 CIAE-00 INR-10
NSAE-00 SSO-00 /049 W
——————074906 201319Z /46

O 201250Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 8517
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4395
DEPT PLEASE PASS TO: USSS
FBI, WASHDC
HEW
US CUSTOMS, NEW YORK
US INS, NEW YORK
E.O. 12065:NA
TAGS: CASC, GY (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJ: W/W: REPATRIATION PEOPLE’S TEMPLE MEMBERS
REF: GEORGETOWN 4356 (NOTAL)

1. We have just been informed by Pan Am representative that approval has been given by their headquarters in New York to move departure date forward to December 21, 1978 for the following members of the People’s Temple:

Monica Bagby
Edith Bogue
Jim Bogue
Teena Bogue
Tom Bogue
Stanley Claton [Clayton]
Harold Cordell
Christopher O’Neal
Brenda Parks
Dale Parks
Gerald Parks
Gerald Parks
Tracey [Tracy] Parks

2. We are attempting to get GOG [Government of Guyana] permission for Juanita Bogue to leave the country, in order to travel with her family, and also for Odell Rhodes.

3. For INS New York: Monica Bagby, Harold Cordell, Gerald Parks and Tracey Parks will be travelling without passports.

Burke [John Burke, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]

Note by OC/T: Passed US Customs, New York
Passed INS New York

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Originally posted on July 15th, 2020.

Last modified on July 5th, 2022.
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