GW hired George Young in January 1774 for a year at an annual salary of £25 to make the improvements on his western landholdings required by law (Diaries, 3:226). Young moved to Mount Vernon from Bladensburg, Md., on 13 Jan. 1774, and shortly thereafter he went to the frontier to inspect GW’s bounty lands and to deliver GW’s warrants of survey to the surveyors in the western counties of Virginia (see Andrew Lewis to GW, 9 Mar. 1774).
See also: “George Young.” The Digital Encyclopedia of George Washington. Accessed September 29, 2016. http://www.mountvernon.org/digital-encyclopedia/article/george-young/.