(Editor’s note: This is a cable from the files of the State Department that was included in the FBI’s 2009 RYMUR release of documents under the Freedom of Information Act. It was not included in the State Department’s own release, but we have included identifying information for it using the agency’s designations.)
UNCLASSIFIED FBB 179
[Listing of agencies receiving informational copies on pdf]
0 242150Z APR 81
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 106173
E.O. 12065: NA
SUBJ: JONESTOWN LITIGATION
REF: GEORGETOWN 2058
1. Department has reviewed request contained in reftel, and has determined that the documents may not repeat not be sent by State Department courier system.
2. Defense counsel should make his own arrangements to transport documents, as Department has no responsibility to exercise custody over the documents and cannot set a precedent in this case.
Haig [Alexander Haig, Secretary of State]