The protagonist is a royal family member of Amber. He is talking to his aunt. "Where are they all, anyway?" I asked. "Gerad," She said, "is down seeing to harbor fortifications, and Julian is in command of the army,~." ["Sign of Chaos" of The Great Book of Amber by Roger Zelazny] I think a present participle represents an objectㅡin order to doㅡwhen used with the verb "come/ go," that here, "is" means "has gone." So I was wondering if "seeing to" means "in order to see to" here. Thank you in advance for your help.