[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1774 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The full text was taken from https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979GEORGE00390_e.html.
[The FBI withheld most of the names in this serial. They are designated in red type below.]
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O 251955Z JAN 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 8830
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 0390
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: OVIP, CASC, OREP
SUBJ: MINISTER OF INFORMATION TO ATTEND SAN FRANCISCO MEETING ON PEOPLES TEMPLE
REF: GEORGETOWN 08566
1. Minister of Labor and Jonestown Committee Coordinator Hamilton Green informed charge July 25 that Minister of Information and Culture Shirley Field-Ridley had accepted an invitation (presumably from Southern Christian Leadership Conference President Dr. Joseph Lowery) to attend the SCLC meeting in San Francisco in early February on the Jonestown tragedy. The SCLC president and his colleagues had called on Ms. Field-Ridley during their late December visit to Guyana.
2. Minister Green added that Ms. Field-Ridley may elect to pass through Washington on her triac.
3. Further details will be transmitted as they become available.
Dwyer [Richard Dwyer, Deputy Chief of Mission, American Embassy, Georgetown]