a Man of a vile Character

Ashby-de-la-zouch, April 5, 1768.

Whereas on Tuesday last, a Fellow that calls himself JOHN SHARP, by Trade a Tinker, hired a single eyed grey Mare of ROBERT ADAMS of this Town, to go to Leicester, and return the same Evening, but as the above Sharp is not returned, and having great Reason to believe he has gone another way, as he is proved to be a Man of a vile Character, therefore, whoever will secure the above Man and Mare, so that Mr. Adams may have her again, shall receive HALF A GUINEA Reward, and reasonable Charges.
++By Me
N.B. The above Sharp is a tall swarfy Man, curled black Hair, goes remarkably bending about his Knees, had on when he went away a dirty black Coat, and a double breasted flannel Waistcoat; and now follows the Business of a Hawker or Pedlar.