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Jones declares himself as God, 1973, summary

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McGehee III, Fielding M.
This is the summary by Fielding M. McGehee III corresponding to the 13-minute excerpt of the Q1059-1 audio file. The full recording is a one-hour, 26-minute sermon from the spring of 1973 in which Jones declares that he is God, that he performs miracles, and that he intends to "run" the United States. The full sound file as well as a complete transcript and summary are linked to the Jonestown Institute Web site. The original tape was retrieved by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation from Guyana. Their initial review of the tape in pursuit of their inquiry into the assassination of Congressman Leo J. Ryan was conducted in 1979. McGehee also provided the title and caption here.
Jonestown; Peoples Temple; Fielding M. McGehee III; Sermons; Miracles; Cults
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audio at Q1059PT1
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