What may a duly appointed notary public do?

A notary may administer oaths, take acknowledgements of proof of instruments of writing relating to commerce or navigation and certify the same and all other of their official acts under the seal of office, demand acceptance and payment of bills of exchange, promissory notes and all other writings which are governed by the commercial law as to days of grace, demand and notice of nonpayment and protest the same for non-acceptance or nonpayment and to give notice thereof as required by law.