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.

Go: Washington
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, and…you get the idea). This makes it a Copia TRADITION, up to and including this note, which is nothing at all like me being lazy. Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Birthday, Liz!

Today is our Lizzie’s birthday!


That is not our Liz. Our Liz is Liz LEMON.

Yes, that is A Liz Lemon, but that’s not OUR Liz Lemon.

…I suppose that’s close enough?


Erm. Not exactly. Surely we can do better than that.

Closer, but still…

Good enough. Party on, Liz, and thanks for all the fish!

*Yes, this is the same birthday post as last year’s. Why mess with perfection?

Castro The Band played Dallas last night…

…and there is bootleg, thank you Becky! It’s on Periscope, though, so it’s only there for today (Nov. 6) until somewhere between 9:30 and 10:00 tonight:

Music here.


ETA: And now it’s also on YouTube:

Video by Becky Vogt

Also, check out the great recap in our forums.

Thank you so much for continuing to bring us the best bootleg and info, Becky!

ETAA: Thanks for this great bootleg, Cdo/Brenda!:

Video by Brenda Ginnings


(And thanks for the Periscope and bootleg links, Jasonized!)

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I hope this note finds you well! After taking some time off, I could not be more excited to share what I have been up to and want to take a moment and invite you to check out my newest musical endeavor, CASTRO The Band! Together with my brother and sister, we have begun writing for a new record that we will be releasing in 2016. As you can imagine, creating music with your family is a pretty special thing and I’m having so much fun! We had a photo shoot last week and are kicking off a small tour in and around TX that starts TONIGHT in Houston! I hope to see you all soon but until then, here is a self-produced music video of one of our original songs that we shot in our hometown – Dallas, TX. I hope you like!

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