By age sixteen, George Washington had copied out by hand, 110 rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. They are based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. Presumably, they were copied out as part of an exercise in penmanship assigned by young Washington's schoolmaster. The first English translations of the French rules appeared in 1640, and are ascribed to Francis Hawkins, the twelve-year-old son of a doctor.
Listed here, our pamphlet is 5" x 8" printed on linen laid paper.
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This is such an adorable piece of history to own and I love the way Samson historical has packaged it up in such a cute vintage book
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