George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior: ...And Other Important Writings

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Feb 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 192 pages
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"Labour to keep alive in your breast that little celestial fire called conscience."

"Run not in the streets. . .nor with mouth open; go not upon the toes nor in a dancing fashion."

George Washington was known as a remarkably modest and courteous man. Humility and flawless manners were so ingrained in his character that he rarely if ever acted without them.

The "Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior" that governed Washington's etiquette were by turns practical, inspirational and curious. These rules are as instructive and invaluable today as they were hundreds of years ago.

George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior includes the complete text of the rules, as well as famous Washington writings such as:

-Farewell to the Armies speech
-Inaugural Address
-Retirement Address
-Address at the End of His Presidency

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A Life of Virtue and a Leader of Legend
The Rules of Civility
Farewell to the Armies
Army Retirement Address
Washingtons First Inaugural Address
Address at the End of His Presidency
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George Washington was born in Virginia in 1732. As a young man, he learned the morals, manners, and knowledge necessary to become a Virginia gentleman. He was particularly interested in the military arts and western expansion. At the age of 16, he helped survey Shenandoah lands. At the age of 22, he was commissioned a lieutenant colonel and fought in the first battles of what became the French and Indian War. Unanimously elected as the first President of the United States, Washington served two terms before retiring to Mount Vernon. He passed away on December 14, 1799.

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