In the colony of New York, 17ᵗʰ century, after the Dutch withdrawal, the pond of the Netherlands was referred to as a Dutch pound, and was considered to be 18 ounces.¹ Assuming these were avoirdupois ounces would make a Dutch pound about 510 grams, a bit heavier than the pond, which was around 492 – 494 grams.
1. Richard M. Lederer, Jr.
Colonial American English. A Glossary.
Essex, Connecticut: A Verbatim Book, 1985.
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