Apr 13, 1853 Springfield Bulldog Attacks Man Who Must Cut Its Throat

Springfield - The Register of yesterday morning says: On Friday, Mr. T.A. Bradford, of this city, was set upon and severely bitten by a fierce bulldog.  The dog fastened so completely, that Mr. Bradford only got clear by cutting the dog's throat with his knife.

Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL, April 13, 1853, p. 3