Dec 26, 78 • 1205 • Georgetown-State • 4441

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GEORGE 04441 271103Z
ACTION SCS-06
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 /007 W
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R 261205Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 8561
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4441
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CARR, GY (PEOPLE’S TEMPLE) LAYTON, LAWRENCE [Laurence] JOHN
SUBJ: W/W FUNDS: LAWRENCE LAYTON
REF: A) GEOREETOWN 4219 B) STATE 306835 C) GEORGETOWN 4172

1. CONSULAR OFFICER HAS RECEIVED FROM SUBJECT WRITTEN REQUEST THAT WE TRANSFER DOLLARS 950 REMAINING IN HIS SCS/TRUST ACCOUNT TO HIS LOCAL ATTORNEY, MR. REX H. MCKAY.

2. EMBASSY INTENDS TO COMPLY WITH MR. LAYTON’S REQUEST EXCEPT THAT EMBASSY INTENDS TO WITHDRAW DOLLARS 925 INSTEAD OF THE REQUESTED DOLLARS 950. THIS WILL LEAVE A BALANCE IN THE ACCOUNT (SYMBOL 19X6875 ACCOUNT NO 920310) OF DOLLARS 25 OBVIATING THE NEED FOR DEPARTMENT TO CLOSE OUT EXISTING ACCOUNT AND ESTABLISH A NEW ONE WHEN MR. LAYTON’S FATHER REPLENISHES HIS FUNDS. CONSULAR OFFICERS DO NOT EXPECT THAT EITHER MR. LAYTON OR HIS ATTORNEY WILL OBJECT TO THIS SLIGHT DEVIATION FROM MR. LAYTON’S ORIGINAL REQUEST.

BURKE [John Burke, U.S.Ambassador to Guyana]

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