Derby Mercury - 16 June 1803 (Document)
FELONY and REWARD.WHEREAS last night, or early this morning, some person or persons did kill and take away the carcass of a FAT WERTHER, the property of John Ball, being in a piece of ground belonging to him, in Shirley, in this county;
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN,That a reward of FIVE POUNDS will be given by the Longford Association, and a further reward of FIVE POUNDS by the said John Ball, to any person, by whose information, and evidence, the person or persons guilty of the above offence, may be discovered and convicted.
The same reward will be paid to any person concerned in the felony, who will give evidence of guilt, and convict his accomplice, and the prosecutor will apply for his pardon.
By Order of the Longford Association.