The paragraph containing the reference to Plantard's
Re: Declaration by the association known as the 'Priory of Sion'
Further to your telephone communication, I have pleasure in returning to you the Declaration Receipt that you asked me to send to the president of the association known as the 'Priory of Sion'.
For the time being I shall hang on to the register that you have initialled.
I also enclose three examples of a magazine that seems to originate with the same organisation as that mentioned above.
In issue No. 1 of the magazine the design of the emergency accommodation that the town built last year is criticised.
In issue No. 2 reference is made to a matter that led to a dispute with an administrator of the CIL [Comité Interprofessionnel du Logement = Housing Committee], a Monsieur Maitret, solely in our opinion to give Monsieur Maitret an opportunity to reply (see issue No. 3).
This particular matter, which concerned the use of gas and electricity sub-meters [i.e. to monitor consumption on an individual basis] in blocks of flats, formed the subject of quite a lively polemic last January. The copy of the letter addressed to Monsieur Deffaugt which I enclose will provide you with all the information you need on the subject.
For your personal information, I feel I should add that Monsieur Maitret, the Director of the CIL, is the leader of the opposition group on the town council, that this organisation that is currently being formed [i.e. the Priory] was inspired by this opposition group and - finally - that during the recent Mothers' Day celebrations Monsieur Maitret, taking the floor in the Mayor's presence in his capacity as President of the Large Families Association, delivered a speech that contained a whole host of demands and in which the Town Council was dealt with none too gently.
The outraged tone that he used on that occasion was condemned even by his own friends. An incident was only just avoided. I feel that it is useful for you to know this little aspect of the matter,