Serial 2123

[Editor’s note: The subject of this serial whose name is deleted is FBI agent Daniel Shaffer. The surname is released in the letter itself, and other documents released elsewhere reveal his first name. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – which is known to the editor has been indicated by red type.]

Congress of the United States
Committee on Foreign Affairs
US House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

April 17, 1979

Mr. [Name deleted] [Daniel Shaffer]
Federal Bureau of Investigation
10th and Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20535

Dear Mr. Schaffer;

In connection with the staff inquiry I have ordered into the death of Representative Leo J. Ryan and the resulting incidents at Jonestown, Guyana, the Committee respectfully requests the following additional information and materials:

(1) A copy of the personal history of Jim Jones cited in the attached December 20, 1978 New York Times article.

(2) An evaluation of the authenticity of the above document.

Thanking you in advance for your cooperation and assistance, I am

Sincerely yours,
/signed/ Clement J. Zablocki

[Page 2 consists of New York Times article dated December 20, 1978 by Nicholas M. Horrock.]