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The first garrison hospital 92 42 of the Republic. Tinvolvement in ‘the treason of 1638’. This was an occupation of the town from 1673 until 1678, a militaryFrom 1672, the garrison began to show an interest in thebuildings, and during the French interlude, the Frenchhe friars minor, who had had a monastery in Maastrichtsince the thirteenth century, were suspected of attempt to return the town to Spanish rule. They also refused hospital was established in it. After the town was again restored to swear an oath of loyalty to the Republic. As a result they to the States in 1678, earlier plans to establish a state military were driven from the town by the State rulers in 1639. Initially hospital were revived. In November 1678, the town had two friars were allowed to remain in the monastery to guard it, allocated sixty beds and mattresses for the ‘future hospital of but in 1647 they were also evicted eventually. By that time the the military in this town.’ Apparently, the plans to establish a buildings had been in use since 1640 as a protestant orphanage. hospital were attracting wider attention at that time. In January


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