Mr. Morris and Son

WHEREAS Mr. MORRIS and SON have been informed that several Machines are now clandestinely used in the making of Eyelott-holes or Nett-work, in Goods manufactured upon the Stocking-Frame, in contempt of his Majesty’s Patent, now fully and clearly established in several Verdicts at Law, by which Mr. MORRIS and SON have been, and still are greatly injured in their property.
++Therefore, in order to deter such malepractices for the future, the said Mr. Morris and Son, do hereby offer a reward of Five Guineas to be paid upon full proof of any Person or Persons, making any Eyelott-holes or Nett-work, in Goods manufactured upon the Stocking-Frame, contrary to the intent and meaning of such Patent.