some malicious Rascal or Rascals

Whereas in the Night on Tuesday last, in the Gosling Meadow, in the Borough of Leicester, a black Gelding the Property of Sam Jordan, of the Borough aforesaid, was wounded in the bottom Part of his far Shoulder to the depth of about three Inches, supposed to be wilfully done with the sharp point of a Hedge-Stake or some such Weapon, by stabbing or throwing at him by some malicious Rascal or Rascals, at present unknown. For the better Discovery and bringing such Villains to Justice, I hereby offer a Reward of TEN GUINEAS, to be paid on the Conviction of any Offender or Offenders herein, except to him who actually perpetrated the said act.
++SAM JORDAN.