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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.
Superfluous Compliments and all Affectation of Ceremony are to be avoided, yet where due they are not to be Neglected.
Think before you Speak pronounce not imperfectly nor bring out your Words too hastily but orderly & distinctly.
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.
Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
Be not immodest in urging your Friends to Discover a Secret.
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.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
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.
When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
Play not the Peacock, looking everywhere about you, to See if you be well Decked, if your Shoes fit well if your Stockings sit neatly, and Clothes handsomely.
Be not hasty to believe flying Reports to the Disparagement of any.
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.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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