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George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behaviour

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ISBN-10: 155709103X

ISBN-13: 9781557091031

Edition: N/A

Authors: George Washington, Applewood Books Staff

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Here are the 110 rules which George Washington copied into his early notebooks and lived by all his life--from such rules as "Spit not in the fire" to "Sleep not when others speak."
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Book details

List price: $9.95
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 8/1/1989
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 36
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

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…