Serial 716

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
COMMUNICATION MESSAGE FORM

DATE: 12/1/78
CLASSIFICATION: UNCLAS E F T O
PRECEDENCE: IMMEDIATE

FM DIRECTOR FBI
TO ALL FBI FIELD DIVISIONS IMMEDIATE
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UNCLAS E F T O
RYMUR

FBI HQ in receipt of teletype from Secretary of State which states as follows:

“Referenced telegrams as well as news media coverage concerning the group known as the ‘Peoples Temple’ have stated that there may have been or inferred that there may still exist a plan to assassinate the President of the United States and all in line of succession, or to assassinate/kidnap high-ranking government officials.

The Department of State, Office of Security, has a protective responsibility for Secretary of State Cyrus Vance. To meet our responsibilities, it is requested that the DOS, Office of Security, be notified immediately of any information

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regarding the secretary, his office, or any Department of State employee, during the ongoing investigations being conducted by the U.S. Secret Service/FBI.”

Any offices in receipt of information concerning a threat to Secretary of State by the Peoples Temple immediately advise FBI HQ so that State Department can be advised.

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Originally posted on April 15th, 2019.

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