Dec 15, 78 • 2301 • State-Georgetown • 316509

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STATE 316509
ORIGIN ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SCS-06 CA-01 L-03 H-02 SS-15 SSO-00 NSCE-00 INR-10 INRE-00 PA-02 /055 R
DRAFTED BY ARA:BGROVE:JD
APPROVED BY ARA:BRANDON GROVE
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P 153201Z DEC 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN PRIORITY
UNCLAS STATE 316509

E.O.112065 N/A
TAGS: CASC, GY, (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE)
SUBJECT: CONSULAR OFFICER’S VISIT TO JONESTOWN NOVEMBER 7, 1978
REF: GEORGETOWN 4109

THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF REFTEL. PLEASE ADVISE (A) WHAT REPORTING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF THIS VISIT WAS DONE BEFORE THE PREPARATION OF REFTEL; (B) WHETHER CODEL RYAN AND OTHERS WITH HIM HAD BEEN INFORMED OF THE SUBSTANCE OF REFTEL, INCLUDING REV. JONES PHYSICAL STATE AT THE TIME.

CHRISTOPHER

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Originally posted on March 25th, 2020.

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