PRICES FOR GRINDING
Strict rules were determined for grinding of grain. The service was paid in money but, if there was no money, the miller could be paid in flour or anything else as agreed. Likewise, while milling one’s grain, everyone had the right, without asking, to clean up and pick up for himself everything that fell off the grindstone. Any offense was punished.
The grinding of grain was also subject to state tax. Before bringing one’s grains to be ground, everybody first needed to pay the state charge at the local Rector’s Office and, only after having paid it, could he go to the miller, presenting him with a written payment confirmation. The miller, otherwise, could not perform the grinding, unless it was for the priests and nuns, who were exempt from the state levies.