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 Turkey Day, everyone!

Video by MusicCityRoots

*Yes, this is the same Thanksgiving Day post as last year (and the year before). This makes it a Copia TRADITION, which is nothing at all like me being lazy. Happy Thanksgiving!

We have media appearances

The first is a radio interview on 90.9 The Vine from October 24, which you can listen to on their website. (Note: The main player is Silverlight, but they also have a link to play it using the WMP Player.)

And the second is a video of Jason singing “Stay This Way” plus an interview bit on “Good Morning, Texas”, well, this morning:

Thank you, beckyvee and Jasonized for the finds!

Into the Light Tour: Decatur and Tyler, TX

We had Copians in the house in Tyler (yay!) so we have recaps and pix and some Instagram-type bootleg clips!

Here are some pix from Decatur:

Photo by Chris Cowans

Photo by Chris Cowans

And there are a bunch more at Chris Cowan’s Facebook page.

From Tyler, there are some more pix and RECAPS, all in the Into the Light thread in our forums. Really great recaps, do not miss! Also there are a bunch of WebStagram video-lets; the app won’t let me embed them, but you can find them here:

Stay This Way
Harmonizing with Sidewalk Prophets
More with Sidewalk Prophets
Playing the trash can

Thanks for the awesome from Tyler, beckyvee and crazydo, and for bringing us links and pix, Jasonized and ArtTeacher!

Jason Welcomes a Special Guest Performer

From Jason’s email updates:

25 year old J.P. Lane (Justin Lane) is a U.S. Army soldier who became a double leg amputee during deployment. The Green Bay, WI native is now pursuing a music career after being inspired by Jason’s song “Only a Mountain”. Jason was honored to perform “Only a Mountain” with this talented, American hero this past weekend.

You may remember Justin from his cover of “Only a Mountain” back in Dec. 2012. You can read more about what Justin’s been up to since on the CBS7 website; you can also check out Justin’s own website, and his Twitter feed, @JPAmpMusic.

Photo from JAmpMusic.

Thanks for finding more about this, Jasonized and ArtTeacher!