[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 308 of the FBI’s RYMUR release.]
0 222243Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO FBI WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0039
LIMITED OFFICIAL USE STATE 296119
E.O. 111652  N/A
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
ATTENTION, CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS DIVISION
The Dept of State has been asked by Clement J. Zablocki, Chairman, Committee on International Relations for a report concerning the recent tragedy in Guyana including the People’s Temple church.
One of the questions asked in the report involves your Bureau and is quoted below:
“Were the activities of the People’s Temple church investigated by the FBI and/or other U.S. government agencies and if so, were their findings made available to the Dept of State.”
Your prompt response is requested since the report must be prepared Nov. 25.
Christopher [Deputy Secretary of State Warren Christopher]