Serial 791

December 1, 1978

Honorable Cyrus R. Vance
The Secretary of State
Washington, D. C. 20520

Attention: Mr. Alan A. Gise

Dear Mr. Secretary:

In connection with an official investigation into the facts surrounding the death of Congressman Leo J. Ryan of California, you are requested to make available for review by Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation any correspondence your Department may possess relating to the Peoples Temple Disciples of Christ.

Your cooperation in this matter is deeply appreciated.

Sincerely yours,

William H. Webster

DES/jap (8)

NOTE: Above letter being sent to State Department at their request for inclusion in their files regarding this matter.