Archbishop Rodrigo de Moura Teles approves the blueprint to carry out the works in the Hospital.
“... and we command that the said work be done and continue until it is concluded in its entirety following this blueprint that is hereby signed by us (...) Braga, July 1st, 1723.”
(BDA, Braga’s Fundo da Misericórdia, Book 458, document 28)
The Hospital is supplied with water from the Campo de Santa Ana fountain, currently named Avenida Central, under Archbishop D. Rodrigo de Moura Teles.
“... using the same water that comes from the Campo de Santa Anna fountain tank to the one we had to undo and remove from the yard outside this Palace, because we built a new one, at our own cost, with fresh and more water; and the said water from the said tank is precisely directed to the said hospital.”
(BDA, Braga’s Fundo da Misericórdia, book 458, document 22)
Legacy of the benefactor Ângela Martins.
“In 1726, Angela Martins, from Barroso, parish of da N. Sª D'Assumpção in the town of Montalegre, donated 1,000$00 (Escudos) to the Hospital and, if she had more money, she would have donated more” and “1,000 thousand reis (old currency) donated by Monte Alegre for them to sell to get food for the sick”. (Highlight of the sentence that shows in the benefactor’s portrait)
Carlos António Leoni continues the Hospital works “for the frontispiece, church and small cloisters”.
(Maria de Fátima Castro, 2011, page 123)