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Good Advice from 1837

This advice was published in the Jacksonville Republican in Benton, County, Alabama in 1837 and has been transcribed exactly as written. It is still beneficial today.


Let’s all take it

  • Never believe an ill report of your neighbor without good evidence of its truth.
  • Never propagate it even if you know it to be true.
  • Never listen to an infamous story from a man who is a known enemy to the person defamed, or who is himself infamous for talking about his neighbors.
  • Never utter an evil which you know of another, while you are under the operation of envy and malevolence.
  • If you feel that your duty requires you to mention an evil, wait till your spirits are cooled down, that you may not do him injustice, by insisting his fault in too strong language.

The Grand Masters of Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Alabama 1811-2011 – biographical data into the lives and backgrounds of all the Grand Masters of Freemasonry in Alabama from 1811 to 2011. Many early photographs of the Grand Masters are included in this work.

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The Grand Masters of Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Alabama 1811-2011

About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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