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FBI Catalogue Jones Speaking
FBI preliminary tape identification note: None
Date cues on tape: None
People named: None
Bible verses cited: None
(Note: This tape was reviewed by Vicki Perry. The editors gratefully acknowledge her invaluable assistance.)
This tape contains recorded soul and R&B music.
Date of transcription: 7/2/79
In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States.
On June 14, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B107-20. This tape was found to contain the following:
Music taped over a people’s rally in San Francisco by JONES who introduces FRED FURTH, an attorney who represented the PT. FURTH gives a talk on various topics and praises PT and tells them that the legal battles can be won. FURTH tells of his interest in being a “Public Interest Senator” in Sacramento, California, and politics their support. HARVEY MILK also spoke at this rally, who at that time was running for the Supervisor of San Francisco.
JONES talks of getting an airplane to take him and others of PT to 27,000 acres in a socialist country. JONES continues on enumerating the problems in the United States and the plight of the people.
Congressman [Assemblyman] WILLIE BROWN also addressed the congregation but most of his speech was covered by music. WILLIE BROWN praised the work and generosity of the “have nots” such as those in PT.
Differences with FBI Summary:
The FBI has either misnumbered the tape with the rally featuring Fred Furth and Harvey Milk, or released to wrong tape to the Jonestown Institute, since there is no connection between the description and what is on this tape.
Tape originally posted December 2009