Serial 1939

Airtel

3/6/79

To: SAC, San Francisco
From: Director, FBI
RYMUR

Enclosed for San Francisco is the original of a letter and its enclosures addressed to the Bureau from John V. Moore, father of Annie Moore and Carolyn Layton.

Enclosures furnished San Francisco for appropriate action.

[Page 2 – photocopy of manila envelope]

[Page 3]

First United Methodist Church

March 2, 1979

Mr. Louis Stephens
Room 4058
FBIHQ
10th and Penn. N.W.
Washington, DC 20535

Dear Mr. Stephens:

Thank you for the opportunity to talk to you about the autopsies. We appreciate your help throughout this difficult and painful process.

I gave some material which I had written to the local FBI agents. The enclosed material will help you understand something of how I see and feel about the tragedy.

With good wishes.

Cordially yours,
/s/ John
John V Moore

[Pages 4 – 6 comprise “A Witness to Tragedy and Resurrection,” a sermon preached by John V Moore on November 26, 1978.]

[Pages 7 – 10 comprise “Notes and Reflections on Our Trip to Guyana” a description of the trip which John and Barbara Moore took in May 1978 to visit their daughters in Jonestown.]

[Pages 11 – 19 comprise a longer Statement which John Moore wrote on December 16, 1978, which was an effort to distill his reflections and thoughts a month after the deaths in Jonestown.]

[Pages 20 – 22 comprise a Letter to The Christian Century, a mainline Protestant biweekly magazine, written on December 21, which attempts to place Peoples Temple within the context of the 1960s.]

Originally posted on August 5th, 2020.

Last modified on November 25th, 2020.
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