Declaration of Adriaen Claessen Swits and others that the beer obtained at Jan Snediger's was of short measure

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Adriaen Cl ]aessen Swits, 20 years of age, testifies at the request ] of the fiscal that on the 19th of December he got beer at the house of Jan Snediger three different times. The first time he found it one pint short in hardly three pints, the second time it was found to be scarcely wine measure, and the third time it was found to be a gill short in three pints, the pint being wine measure.

Harman Myndersen declares that he also saw the beer measured, and Van Elslandt likewise. Done the 20th of December 1642.

Adriaen Clasen Swits
Harman A. Booghardy
Claes van Elslant
Jan Snedekes’
Cornelis van Tienhoven


Translation: Scott, K., & Stryker-Rodda, K. (Ed.). New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch, Vol. 2, Register of the Provincial Secretary, 1642-1647 (A. Van Laer, Trans.). Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.: 1974.A complete copy of this publication is available on the New Netherland Institute website.