John Proudman, Apprentice

Whereas John Proudman, an Apprentice to Jacob Abbot of Earl Shilton, Framework-knitter, did absent himself from his said Master on the 25th of July last, and has not since been heard of. This is to discharge Persons from employing or harbouring the said John Proudman, and any Person that will give Information to his said Master, or bring him home, shall be handsomely rewarded.
++N.B. He is about 14 years of age, but short, has dark brown hair, is pitted with the small pox, and had on when he went away a black Everlasting Waistcoat, leather Breeches, marble knit Hose, and an old slouch Hat.