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Hired by George Washington as a clerk in January of 1774, George Young accompanied Washington on his Kanawha expedition at a salary of twenty-five pounds per year. Prior to working at Mount Vernon, Young had worked for a merchant in Bladensburg, Maryland.1 In 1774 and 1775, Young was provided with four pairs of breeches, a pair of drawers, a suit of clothes, a pair of spatterdashes, three waistcoats, a flannel waistcoat, and had a pair of leather breeches mended by the tailor at Mount Vernon.2


1. The Papers of George Washington, Colonial Series, Vol. 10: 137 & 137n; The Diaries of George Washington, Vol. 3: 226, 226n, 227 & 227n.

2. See entries for "12 February 1774," "19 February 1774," "29 April 1774," "15 May 1774," "6 August 1774," and "1 January 1775," "George Young-----Dr.," Lund Washington Account Book, 23.