The foundation of the Charon Brother’s General Hospital

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330 years ago today, on April 15, 1694, King Louis XIV granted the Charon brothers letters patent for the administration of a General Hospital in Ville-Marie, New France. This is one of the most precious and ancient documents kept by the Archive Service of the Grey Nuns of Montreal.

Source: Letters Patent, April 15, 1694. Grey Nuns of Montreal’s Archives, Charon Brothers Fonds. ASGM, B, 1, A