Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1789:

By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.

Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits, and humbly to implore his protection and favor–and whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint Committee requested me to recommend to the People of the United States a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.

Now therefore I do recommend and assign Thursday the 26th day of November next to be devoted by the People of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being, who is the beneficent Author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be–That we may then all unite in rendering unto him our sincere and humble thanks […] for the peaceable and rational manner, in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national One now lately instituted–for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors which he hath been pleased to confer upon us.


Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.

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George Washington Papers at the Library of Congress

(un)Official CastroCornuCopia

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

This has nothing to do with anything…

…except that today is Eleanor Powell’s birthday, the running across which fact led me to look this up on YouTube:

And that is Eleanor Powell and Fred Astaire, dancing to Cole Porter’s “Begin the Beguine” in Broadway Melody of 1940. It’s glamorous and elegant and beautiful and dazzling, and the a cappella part gives me chills, so I’m sharing. Enjoy!

More photos from the Malaria No More Benefit

If you look below a bit, you’ll see a few photos from Jason’s appearance at the Malaria No More benefit in New York on November 6. Well, Mallury Patrick Photography put up a nice selection of beautiful, professional photos from the event, including this one:

Photo © Mallury Patrick Photography

(only the one at the original website is bigger) and promises more to come. Definitely a site to visit and bookmark.

Thanks for finding this, Musiclova!

Bootleg from Jamestown!

Jason opened for Point of Grace on Friday evening, and as some Copians attended we have BOOTLEG!

Let’s Just Fall in Love Again:

Video by realmccoy/nancyellen1956

Wait (For a Miracle):

Video by realmccoy/nancyellen1956

Hallelujah (partial):

Video by gailinroch

There are, as always, more videos after the jump, yay!

And we have photos, thanks to ohiocastrofan:

And for recaps and many more photos and whatever other goodies surface, there’s the Jamestown thread in our forum, so don’t forget to check that out!


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So, how did you all like the show last night?

What do you mean, there are some people who haven’t seen it yet? No, no, no. We must remedy that immediately.

Live feed from Jason’s CD Release Party at B.B. King’s in New York, Nov. 9, 2010, right here and right here:

(It’s also permissible to just watch it again.)

And how about the live chat after the show? Great, huh? Well, you can watch that–for the first time or again–over at NewReleaseTuesday, the people nice enough to bring it to us!