‘One whose business is to make clothes’ (Johnson); a maker of the outer garments of men, also sometimes those of women.



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Bryan (Bryant) Allison (Alliston) was a tailor whom GW often employed until the early 1770s. Allison had come from England in 1737 as an indentured servant and served GW's father Augustine ... Read More

From 1764 until about 1772, William Carlin of Alexandria, Va., made clothes for GW, his stepchildren John and Martha Parke Custis, and for some of the Mount Vernon house servants.

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