Serial 2202

[Editor’s note: The person in this serial whose name is deleted is FBI official Dan Shaffer, whose name was revealed in Serial 2201. The deleted information from the memorandum – designated by brackets – has been indicated by red type.]

May 17, 1979

Honorable Clement J. Zablocki
Committee on Foreign Affairs
House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Mr. Chairman:

Reference is made to your letter dated April 17, 1979, to Special Agent [name deleted] [Dan Shaffer] of our Criminal Investigative Division. Your letter enclosed a copy of a “New York Times” article, December 20, 1978, regarding a document purported to have been authored by Reverend Jim Jones of the People’s Temple. You requested in your letter that you be furnished by this Bureau a copy of the document mentioned in the “Times” article along with an evaluation of its authenticity.

Based upon information furnished, no such document identifiable with the subject of your request is in the possession of the FBI. We are unaware of the documents referred to in the “Times” article and are therefore not in a position to comment regarding its authenticity.

Sincerely yours,
Donald W. Moore, Dr.
Assistant Director
Criminal Investigative Division


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Honorable Clement J. Zablocki

NOTE: Referenced letter from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs along with its enclosure is attached for information and is self-explanatory.

See San Francisco airtel to the Bureau 5/11/79 under RYMUR caption which sets forth negative effort to identify the subject document.