Dec 5, 78 • 2340 • State-Georgetown • 307153

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STATE 307153
ORIGIN SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 TRSE-00 HEW-06 H-02 CA-01 /031 R
DRAFTED BY CA:SCS:FSHALL:DGV
APPROVED BY CA:SCS:LMDAY
CA:SCS:CDEPLACIDO
TREA:DOD:CDO:RBURRILL
DESIRED DISTRIBUTION
HEW:SSA/DIO:TGIRDNER
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P 052340Z DEC 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 307153

E.O. 12065: N/A
TAGS: CFED, GY (PEOPLE TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: FEDERAL BENEFITS CHECKS

1. OFFICE OF CONGRESSMAN MCCLORY HAS INQUIRED ABOUT TREASURY CHECKS WHICH TURNED UP AT JONESTOWN. ACCORDING TO REPORTS, THESE CHECKS AMOUNT TO UNSPECIFIED BUT LARGE AMOUNT.

2. EMBASSY IS REQUESTED TO REPORT BY CABLE EXACT NUMBER AND TOTAL DOLLAR AMOUNT OF TREASURY CHECKS IT OR GUYANESE AUTHORITIES ARE HOLDING. SEND MACHINE COPIES OF CHECKS TO FEDERAL BENEFITS UNIT, OFFICE OF SPECIAL CONSULAR SERVICES, ROOM 4800 NEW STATE WHEN ABLE.

3. TREASURY DESIRES THAT AS APPLICABLE, ALL TREASURY

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CHECKS BE DISPOSED OF IN ACCORDANCE 7 FAM 251.7 AT EARLIEST PRACTICABLE MOMENT.

VANCE

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Originally posted on March 23rd, 2020.

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