George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior
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Publisher: Cosimo, Incorporated
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.11" tall
He was an American Founding Father and the new nations first president, but before that, GEORGE WASHINGTON (17321799) was an excruciatingly correct child with a passion for propriety. At the age of 14, he copied out 110 rules for elegant deportment from a work created by Jesuits in the 16th century as a guide for young gentleman of quality, and through these rules, which he took greatly to heart, we can see the beginnings of the man Washington would become taking shape. Though many of the rules deal with matters of etiquettesuch as whom should rise for whom in mixed companymany others concern far deeper matters that touch on personal philosophies about judgment, honor, success, and More...
George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Va., on Feb. 22, 1732. His father died in 1743, and Washington went to live with his half brother Lawrence at Mount Vernon. He was appointed surveyor for Culpeper County in 1749. Washington's brother died in 1752 he ultimately inherited the Mount Vernon estate. Washington first gained public notice when, as adjutant of one of Virginia's four military districts, he was dispatched in October 1753 by Govenor Robert Dinwiddie on a fruitless mission to warn the French commander at Fort Le Boeuf against further encroachment on territory claimed by Britain. Discouraged by his defeat and angered by discrimination between British and colonial More...
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