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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
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.
When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
If any one come to Speak to you while you are Sitting Stand up though he be your Inferior, and when you Present Seats let it be to every one according to his Degree.
Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
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.
Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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