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Chestertown, Maryland 21620
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In writing or Speaking, give to every Person his due Title According to his Degree & the Custom of the Place.
Speak not injurious Words neither in Jest nor Earnest Scoff at none although they give Occasion.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
A Man ought not to value himself of his Achievements, or rare Qualities of wit; much less of his riches Virtue or Kindred.
When you meet with one of Greater Quality than yourself, Stop, and retire especially if it be at a Door or any Straight place to give way for him to Pass.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
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.
Labour to keep alive in your Breast that Little Spark of Celestial fire Called Conscience.
Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promise.
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.
When a man does all he can though it Succeeds not well blame not him that did it.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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