a Mad Dog

The two footpads who robbed Mr. Hook, as mentioned in the foregoing Advertisement, about two hours before the robbery called at the Red-Cow, and by conversation that was over-heard to pass from one to the other, the people of the house had reason to believe they come from Nuneaton. They had both old Great Coats on, one a light drab, and the other a dark drab.
++On Monday evening last a person was stopt near Houghton in this county, who upon his attempting to ride away, had two pistols fired after him, but he providentially escaped unhurt.
++We also hear that two Fellows of Nuneaton have been this week apprehended and committed to Warwick-gaol, by Sir Roger Newdigate, bart. Whether they are the above two persons, or for what crimes committed we have not been able to learn in time for this Paper.
++On Wednesday last died Mrs. Sleath, wife to Mr. Sleath, Hosier in this Town.
++It having been said that the Dog killed in Bradgate Park as mentioned in this Paper last Week, was not really Mad, we think it a Duty we owe the Publick, to give them the following further Information, as a great number of Dogs were bit in this Town, the Owners of which would do well, immediately to hang them. This Dog was the property of a Person at Birstall, and was bit by a Mad-Dog 3 Months ago, for which he had Drinks given him, and was supposed out of Danger. — Before he took off from Birstall, he bit the greatest part of a flock of Geese, which he killed; bit several Beasts in that Lordship; got into the Garden of Mr. Oliver, bit a Lap-Dog through the Head which died instantly, and then fell upon a Pointer, which he bit through the Shoulder and broke the Bone. Two of the Miss Olivers were in the Garden, who providentially escaped; he then took off for Leicester, and bit every Dog in his way till he was destroyed. The owner of this dog had another bit at the same time, notwithstanding which we are told, he refuses to destroy him, as no symptoms of Madness yet appear. — All Histories of this Disease and its Effects, give so many dreadful Accounts, when it has happened upon the human Species, that one cannot help expressing their astonishment how any Man can feel so little for his fellow creatures, as to suffer an Animal known to be bit, to remain undestroyed; and which has so often been the occasion of dreadful and most calamitous Deaths, and sometimes at distant periods, from the time when the Accident happened.