George Washington’s Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour In Company and Conversation (PDF ebook)
These rules of good behavior were copied by young George Washington when he was a 12 year old schoolboy. They are quite fun (some are VERY funny), interesting and rewarding to read even today. Some of these rules seem quite picky and silly in this day and time, but the spirit behind these rules demonstrates a respect for others and humility in one’s own behavior, both of which are often sorely lacking these days. Several of these are very good advice to take to heart for boys (and grownups) today. We’ve retained Washington’s original spellings in this edition, which can be used as a copybook or just to show your kids that even the father of our country was a little kid once too. Enjoy!
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