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From Office of Beneficence 54 to Burgerlijk Armbestuur. Arules and laws of the French republic came into jeopardy. In 1796, according to French law, the hospices werethe church and the convents. Since their properties had beenconfiscated, funding for care and consequently care itself was infter the French revolutionaries captured Maastrichtin 1794 and the town was annexed by France, the 132 force in Maastricht. Until that time, the care for the poor, sick administered by the Administrative Committees for Public and disabled had been the responsibility in particular of the Hospices, while the Offices of Beneficence to Housebound Poor church, the monastic orders and of the associated private People (Bureau van Weldadigheid voor huiszittende armen) foundations. The revolution, however, had broken the power of were put in charge of poor relief, all of this supervised by the


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