Peoples Temple Collection; Box 10, Virtual Item 4 - Q220 - Part 1, Jones reads chapters from memoir of Chilean prisoner, Summer 1978
- Digitized: Summer 1978
- Peoples Temple (Organization)
In connection with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s investigation into the assassination of U.S. Congressman LEO J. RYAN at Port Kaituma, Guyana, South America, on November 18, 1978, a tape recording was obtained. This tape recording was located in Jonestown, Guyana, South America, and was turned over to U.S. Officials in Guyana and subsequently transported to the United States. On May 28, 1979, Special Agent (name deleted) reviewed the tape numbered 1B70-6. This tape was found to contain the following: JIM JONES reading and editorializing on Chapter 5 of “Chile’s Prisoners of War” by ROLANDO CORASACO. At 25 minutes and 50 seconds into the tape JONES said, “You here in Jonestown must be prepared for revolutionary death … I’m very impatient with you who still fear death … which is the last enemy that we’ve overcome in many white nights.” Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.
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Original audio cassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
Publisher: The Jonestown Institute