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Czech to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - History / town chronicle
Czech term or phrase:aby byl dohled na
This is from a short entry in the town chronicle of Strmilov, Czech Republic: "Pani D. [z Ameriky] piše ze dne 15./6. 1914, aby byl dohled na útulnu chudých, který velkým nákladem v našem meste postaviti nechala." Is she writing to keep an eye on the poorhouse herself, or is she writing to have someone in Strmilov oversee the poorhouse? Or has the poorhouse even been buillt yet, or is she going to have it built?
Several answers might be correct. The shelter has been built, and she might have appointed someone to manage it. However, if the shelter is unmanaged she is asking the town to supervise it. If it fell into disrepair she would be asking to assist with that