Besides possessing competence in regard to local government elections, which previously came within the jurisdiction of the provincial deputations, the provincial administrative juntas discharge magisterial functions in administrative affairs, and deal with appeals presented by private persons against acts of the communal and provincial administrations.
Every decision made by three of these "deputations" - and in each of them the lower clergy formed the majority - was ratified for the sake of form in general congregation, and if necessary led to decrees promulgated in session.
Besides these, however, the departments annexed from 1792 to 1795 were allowed to send deputations.
This'step caused excited public meetings in the capital, o which were joined in by the troops, and deputations i., x831.
Many amusing stories are told of his replies to various deputations which waited upon him to ask for Grant's removal.