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The Protocolo No. 1 holds documents from the years 1831-1834 and contains 4 books listed as follows: No. 1, 1831; No. 2, 1832; No. 4, September-December 1833; and, No. 5, 1834. There is no mention of a book No. 3, or the months preceding September 1833. The Interim Public Notary for the years 1831 and 1832 was Marcelino Mendoza who also appears later, in the year 1834, as a signer for a contract for the opening of a road, serving as governor of the province of Riohacha. The Acting Public Notary for the years 1833 and 1834 was Jose Antonio Cabral. The No. 1 book from 1831 contains: deeds of property sales, sale of slaves in Riohacha and the Tomarrazón Parish, wills of Pedro Pimienta and Antonio de Barros and others, schooner and export sales, tax payments, payment bonding, powers allowing residents of neighboring villages to make purchases, sales or payments in Riohacha or Cartagena, protest for the seizure of goods from Maracaibo, etc. Book No. 2 of 1832 contains records of sales of homes with physical descriptions and boundaries. There are two documents on home sales in 1824 and 1829 on pages 47 and 49, respectively. The book also records a dowry received by José María Catano from Cayetana Barros, the collection of an inheritance by the mentor of the minor Andrea Brid, sales taxes, the will of Josefa Brito, and the collection of taxes by the priest José María Catano. Book No. 4, from September to December of 1833, contains special powers; the wills of Juan José Palacios, Hipólito Flores, and Roberto Luis; protests of the American merchant Samuel Howes and the Chief Military Officer José María Cardenas against the governor of the province, Nicolás Pérez Prieto; bonds and payment obligations; and, sales of houses and slaves. Book 5 includes: the establishment of the trading company of Manuel Antonio Barliza and son, debt recognition for María Josefa de las Rosas and others, grant of freedom to a slave and several manumissions and property transfers, the wills of José Miguel Iguarán and others, sales of slaves, sales of ships, the sale of public lands to residents of Fonseca, a contract to open roads, payment of deposits and granting of special powers.