Nov 24, 78 • 1851 • State-Georgetown • 297586

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STATE 297586
ORIGIN ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 H-01 SS-15 SP-02 L-03 INR-10 SY-05 MCT-02 CA-01 SCS-06 INRE-00 SSO-00 /061 R
DRAFTED BY ARA/CAR:R MCCOY/BTK
APPROVED BY ARA/CAR:A C HEWITT
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O 241851Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
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E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: OREP
SUBJECT: DEPARTMENT RESPONSE TO CONGRESSIONAL INQUIRY
REF: STATE 296009

1. DEPARTMENT WILL NEED COPIES OF ALL CORRESPONDENCE RELATING TO PEOPLE’S TEMPLE IN EMBASSY FILES. THIS INCLUDES ALL WELFARE AND WHEREABOUTS INQUIRIES RECEIVED TELEGRAPHICALLY OR BY LETTER, THE REPLIES AND ANY OTHER MEMORANDA IN THE FILES PERTAINING TO THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE.

2. UNFORTUNATELY, DEPARTMENT (FADRC) DOES NOT KEEP COPIES OF DIRECT RELAY TELEGRAMS FOR ITS FILES. MCCOY INDICATED THAT EMBASSY HAS EXTENSIVE FILE THAT WOULD GREATLY ASSIST DEPARTMENT IN RESPONDING AS COMPLETELY AS POSSIBLE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL REQUEST REPORTED REFTEL.

3. POSSIBLY, EMBASSY CAN MAKE PACKAGE AND HAVE RETURNING DEPOFF HAND CARRY TO MCCOY IN ARA/CAR.

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Originally posted on March 3rd, 2020.

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