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Below: Plan of the plaguehouses at the Helpoort in Maastricht. 1734. | RCHL Archive Indivieze raad Maastricht, inv.nr. 208 Below right: The location of the 'Paradise' inside of the walled area near the Helpoort. Detail of the maquette of Maastricht 1748. | RHCL GAM F 36282 91 The Paradise hospice was also used as ‘extraordinary hospital’ moved to Paradise. French prisoners were admitted regularly. in the years from 1703 and 1715, probably at times when the Schwenken noted in his accounts that the extraordinary capacity of the garrison hospital, which had been established by hospital of Maastricht closed down on 31 December, 1715. It is then, was exceeded. Although Maastricht was not under siege unlikely that Paradise was used as a military hospital after that at the time, the War of the Spanish Succession (1701-1714) date. regularly caused military activities in the surrounding area. On the recommendation of Daniel Wolff van Dopff (1650-1718), commander of the fortress, a certain Walrad Schwenken or Swinken was appointed master of the hospital in Paradise on 4 June, 1703. Schwenken writes that he succeeded Gerard Jasper on his death as ‘warden’. The hospital master kept account in several books of the numbers of soldiers admitted because he could claim expenses on the basis of those fi gures. The accounts show that patients of the garrison hospital were


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