Meet the people who make up this extraordinary community on the shores of the Chesapeake, where history is still in the making. Your revolution starts here.
300 Washington Avenue
Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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In visiting the Sick, do not Presently play the Physician if you be not Knowing therein.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
It is good Manners to prefer them to whom we Speak before ourselves especially if they be above us with whom in no Sort we ought to begin.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
Turn not your Back to others especially in Speaking, Jog not the Table or Desk on which Another reads or writes, lean not upon any one.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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