This document includes the drafts of several letters sent by the State Department – which culminated in this letter– in response to congressional queries about the custody case of John Victor Stoen. The drafts include a question in one letter about whether language about Tim Stoen’s “guarded optimism” on the outcome of the Guyana court proceedings should be included or not – the language was included, despite the recommendation that it be struck – as well as the signatures of State officials who signed off on the drafts.
The document also includes a handwritten list of Members of Congress who had contacted the agency on behalf of the Stoens.
A short handwritten note follows one letter which reads:
Should you say something on the Minister’s statement that he is determined to prevent any Exec. Branch (Guyanese) interference in the judicial process etc.? FH [Fred Henneke]
The notation “Not yet.” appears below the note.