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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.
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 see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.
When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body, not usually Discovered.
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.
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.
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.
Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.
Let your Discourse with Men of Business be Short and Comprehensive.
Be no Flatterer, neither Play with any that delights not to be Played Withal.
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.
Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.
Be not Tedious in Discourse or in reading unless you find the Company pleased therewith.
from Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation
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