George Washington and Martha were not "Wedding Crashers" but they did have a rule book that they lived by. When George Washington was fourteen-years-old he was given a list of "110 rules"--rules to live by, Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior. They were originally thought to have been written in the year 1595 by French Jesuit priests. Washington wrote out each one and committed it to memory. These rules are timeless in their application and invaluable in their content.