[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1477 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE04514_d.html.]
GEORGE 04514 291858Z
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 CA-01 SSO-00 FBIE-00 JUSE-00
L-03 H-02 NSCE-00 SS-15 SY-05 SYE-00 /048 W
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O 291830Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8610
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4514
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CDES, GY (PEOPLES TEMPLE)
SUBJ: GUYANESE DEATH CERTIFICATES
REF: STATE 321193
1. Five hundred ninety-nine copies of Guyanese death certificates for Jonestown victims sent to Dept/CA/SCS, Attention Bruce Dozier, by unclassified pouch on December 30 via Pan American flight 228 ETA JFK 1815 hours same date. Registry number 3899140.
2. Expect to pouch final group of Jonestown certificates Tuesday, January 2 or to hand deliver if official traveler can deliver them sooner.
3. After discussion between charge and Minister of Foreign Affairs [Rashleigh] Jackson and Minister of Health, Labor and Housing [Hamilton] Green, Guyanese authorities have agreed to waive the US$.024 fee per certificate ordinarily required by Guyanese regulations.
Dwyer [Deputy Chief of Mission Richard Dwyer]