George Washington`s Rules of Civility and Farewell Address

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George Washington`s Rules of Civility 

Copied out by hand as a young man aspiring to the status of Gentleman, George Washington's 110 rules were based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. The rules as Washington wrote them out are a simplified version of this text. The rules focus on self-respect and respect for others through details of etiquette.

 

George Washington`s Farewell Address

On September 17, 1796, George Washington announced that he would leave the presidency. His famous farewell address encapsulates a view of the Union, the Constitution, and good citizenship that is an important part of American political thought today.
The NYPL is home to two drafts of George Washington's farewell address. A working version by Alexander Hamilton and a final draft, in Washington's hand, which was delivered to The American Daily Advertiser, the newspaper in which it was first printed.

Type: Hardcover

Pages: 36

Dimensions: 6.6" L x 4.3" W

Item Number: APPLESET2

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