Undated Dymally letter of support for Jonestown


California Lieutenant Governor letterhead

I am the first, and probably, the only elected public official to visit the Agricultural Mission of People’s Temple in the Republic of Guyana, South America.

I was amazed by what I saw: Here, in the heart of the jungle, were people of all races and ages working together to build a better life for themselves. They were building for every conceivable need — homes, schools, farms, roads, machinery — to name a few.

I came away deeply moved and greatly inspired by my visit. It was an experience that I shall never forget.

Mervyn M. Dymally