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  • GEORGE WASHINGTON'S FIRST THANKSGIVING PROCLAMATION

    11/25/2010 7:39:58 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 6 replies · 1+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | 11/25/09 | Matthew Burke
    ...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...
  • "A Day of Publick Thanksgiving and Prayer" (Sermon for Thanksgiving Day, on Psalm 67)

    11/24/2010 11:02:09 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 25, 2010 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Day of Publick Thanksgiving and Prayer” (Psalm 67)“Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth.” Including this nation, the United States of America! And so this day is a Day of National Thanksgiving, a day set aside to do just what the psalmist declares. On this day the people of our nation gladly and joyfully praise God for his many blessings on this good land he has given us. Well, at least...
  • George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789

    11/24/2010 7:37:37 PM PST · by JHL · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Library of Congress ^ | October 3, 1789 | George Washington
    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...
  • USS George Washington Heads for South Korea in Wake of North Korean Attack – Video

    11/24/2010 8:09:10 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 24, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of the USS George Washington getting under way and heading to waters off South Korea as part of the U.S. response to North Korea’s artillery attack on South Korea’s Yeonpyeong Island yesterday. The attack killed two South Korean Marines and at least two civilians as well. Dozens more were injured in the unprovoked attack. President Obama has condemned the attack, and ordered the USS George Washington to head to region where it will join more than 28,000 U.S. Troops stationed in South Korea. The USS George Washington leads a carrier strike group that will take part in...
  • George Washington and His Maps

    11/18/2010 12:03:25 PM PST · by Palter · 26 replies · 3+ views
    Smithsonian Magazine ^ | 16 Nov 2010 | John Hanc
    In his journey from surveyor to soldier to leader, our first president used cartography to get a feel for the young nation (The Granger Collection, New York) First in war. First in peace.First to look at a map whenever he had a question about waging the former and sustaining the latter.It’s not how we typically picture George Washington: bent over a map by candlelight, scrutinizing, measuring and in some cases actually drawing the topographical details that would help conquer a wilderness, win a war, create a republic. But as historian Barnet Schecter shows us in his illustrated new history, George...
  • George Washington: Letter to the Roman Catholics

    09/10/2010 11:38:48 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 24 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | March 15, 1790 | George Washington
    Gentlemen: While I now receive with much satisfaction your congratulations on my being called, by an unanimous vote, to the first station in my country; I cannot but duly notice your politeness in offering an apology for the unavoidable delay. As that delay has given you an opportunity of realizing, instead of anticipating, the benefits of the general government, you will do me the justice to believe, that your testimony of the increase of the public prosperity, enhances the pleasure which I should otherwise have experienced from your affectionate address. I feel that my conduct, in war and in peace,...
  • Affirmative Action Gets Twisted

    08/27/2010 7:29:57 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 27, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    From George Washington University comes an unusual affirmative action case: a white employee charging his supervisor of color with discrimination. “Two former University Police officers have filed discrimination complaints against the University Police Department, alleging mistreatment based on their race,” Amy D’onofrio reported in The GW Hatchet. “The officers, both men in their mid-20s, filed complaints through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—a D.C. agency that seeks to protect employees from discrimination in the workplace—alleging UPD supervisors, including Interim Police Chief James Isom, discriminated against them.” “University spokeswoman Candace Smith said it is University policy not to comment on personnel matters,...
  • China: Beijing furious over US exercises (one with Vietnam, now another in Yellow Sea)

    08/13/2010 11:48:22 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 32 replies
    The Australian ^ | 08/14/10 | Michael Sainsbury
    Beijing furious over US exercises China is furious at the prospect of further naval exercises between the US and South Korea in the Yellow Sea. Military manoeuvres last month came as the US took sides with Vietnam, Malaysia and other countries in their long disputes with China over control of areas of the resource-rich South China Sea. /snip This week, the George Washington engaged in naval exercises with the country's former enemy Vietnam. Last month, the US carrier was at the centre of initial exercises with South Korea aimed at agitating North Korea, which sunk the naval ship Cheonan in...
  • I have to announce to you the death of the great and good General Washington

    08/08/2010 3:19:08 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 46 replies
    The providence Journal ^ | Dec. 15, 1799 | Tobias Lear
    "It is with inexpressible grief, that I have to announce to you the death of the great and good General Washington. He died last evening, between 10 and 11 o'clock, after a short illness of about 24 hours. His disorder was an inflammatory fore throat, which proceeded from a cold, of which he made but little complaint on Friday..."
  • N. Korea: U.S. Carrier Leave Port in Japan to Join the Exercise in Yellow Sea(G Washington)

    07/09/2010 1:17:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/09/10 | Kwon Seung-joon
    /begin my excerpts U.S. Carrier Leave Port in Japan to Join the Exercise in Yellow Sea Kwon Seung-joon 2010.07.09 14:41 Despite the Chinese government's public objection to joint S. Korea-U.S. exercise in Yellow Sea, aircraft carrier USS George Washington from U.S. Seventh Fleet left Yokosuka Naval Base in Kanagawa Prefecture around 9:40 am, July 9th, according to Kyodo News. Quoting a U.S. Navy source, it reported, "USS George Washington will participate in joint exercise with S. Korean Navy due to start in Yellow Sea, and then conduct its patrol mission in the Western Pacific for a few months." The carrier...
  • Washington's cabin unearthed in Valley Forge

    07/07/2010 2:35:26 PM PDT · by Pharmboy · 52 replies
    The Phoenix ^ | July 06, 2010 | Keith Phucas
    Journal Register file photo Archaeologists excavate the cabin behind Washington's Headquarters at Valley Forge National Historical Park. UPPER MERION — Archaeologists believe they’ve found evidence of a log cabin Martha Washington mentioned in a letter to a friend 232 years ago while she was visiting her husband in Valley Forge. When National Park Service archaeologists began digging behind Washington’s Headquarters this summer, they spotted soil discoloration indicating a log cabin Gen. George Washington had built behind the headquarters to use as a dining hall for himself and his top military advisers during the six-month Revolutionary War encampment, according to Joe...
  • George Washington -- The Culturist Father of Our Country (First President was no Multi-Culturalist)

    07/04/2010 7:07:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/04/2010 | John Kenneth Press
    Writers of public school curricula would do well to note that George Washington, the Father of our country, was no multiculturalist. Call him a culturist. Washington laid out his culturist principles in a document all schoolchildren used to study, his 1796 Farewell Address to the nation, upon completing his second term as president. Far from celebrating our multicultural ties to the Old World, Washington argued that ... it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national union to your collective and individual happiness; ... indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt...
  • Experts say: George Washington's honesty a sign of stupidity

    05/27/2010 9:45:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 1,241+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 05/27/2010 | Peter Wilson
    It is no secret that many of us who reject Obama's neo-communist agenda have turned to the Founding Fathers for guidance; when you think your country's founding principles are under attack, it's natural to re-acquaint yourself with the writings of the extraordinary group of men who wrote our founding documents.   When we examine this genius cluster, George Washington is perhaps the best loved.  Last week Glenn Beck recommended the four-year old, 1208-page tome, George Washington's Sacred Fire, which discusses pop culture fave topics like the religious beliefs of our first President.  The book shot to number one on Amazon's bestseller...
  • George Washington's library book returned 221 yrs late

    05/22/2010 8:27:17 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 50 replies · 1,167+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 20, 2010 | Belinda Goldsmith
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A library book borrowed by the first U.S. president, George Washington, has been returned to a New York City's oldest library, 221 years late. Washington checked out the book from the New York Society Library at a time when the library shared a building with the federal government in lower Manhattan. The library said in a statement that its borrowing records, or charging ledger, showed Washington took out "The Law of Nations" by Emer de Vattel on October 5, 1789. The book was not returned, nor any overdue book fine paid -- with the overdue fee...
  • The Vision of George Washington

    05/21/2010 9:13:09 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies · 259+ views
    The National Tribune ^ | December, 1880 | Wesley Bradshaw
    Son of the Republic, Look and Learn ~ A Vision of George Washington ~ "The Birth, the progress and the destiny of the United States" The father of our country, George Washington, was a man of prayer. Many of us have read of how he went to the thicket many times to pray during the winter his army was at Valley Forge. However, little publicity has been give to the vision and prophecy he received at that time. The account of this vision was given in 1859 by an old soldier. He gave it to a writer, Wesley Bradshaw, who...
  • Glenn Beck- Incredible Founders Friday on George Washington!

    05/07/2010 5:58:49 PM PDT · by amabokcarab · 11 replies · 765+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 7, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck's Founders Friday special tonight on George Washington.. What an incredible man this guy was..I had no idea some of these things. WARNING: Glenn breaks down and cries about three times over the first ten minutes!! Danny Lawson BlacksAgainstObama on YouTube
  • George Washington Racks Up 220 Years of Late Fees At Library

    04/20/2010 12:09:34 AM PDT · by Clint Williams · 11 replies · 507+ views
    Slashdot ^ | 4/19/10 | samzenpus
    Everyone knows that George Washington couldn't tell a lie. What you probably didn't know is that he couldn't return a library book on time. From the article: "New York City's oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the president has racked up 220 years' worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned. One of the books was the 'Law of Nations,' which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of debates from Britain's House of Commons. Both books were due on Nov. 2, 1789."
  • President George Washington racks up $300,000 late fee for two Manhattan library books

    04/17/2010 2:24:46 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 1,503+ views
    President George Washington racks up $300,000 late fee for two Manhattan library books BY Rich Schapiro DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Saturday, April 17th 2010, 4:00 AM He may have never told a lie, but George Washington apparently had no problem stiffing a Manhattan library on two books. Two centuries ago, the nation's first President borrowed two tomes from the New York Society Library on E. 79th St. and never returned them, racking up an inflation-adjusted $300,000 late fee. But Washington can rest easy. "We're not actively pursuing the overdue fines," quipped head librarian Mark Bartlett. "But we would be very...
  • President George Washington 'borrowed' the legal reference book "Law of Nations"...

    04/18/2010 4:57:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 16 replies · 779+ views
    Obama Release Your Records ^ | Sunday, April 18, 2010 | CDR Kerchner
    President George Washington 'borrowed' the legal reference book "Law of Nations or Principles of Natural Law" and never returned it to the library in New York, GW now owes huge fine, Got natural born Citizen!? Via Commander Kerchner; There was a news account recently that President George Washington 'borrowed' the legal reference book "Law of Nations or Principles of Natural Law" and never returned it to the library in New York and now owes a huge past due fine on that book. This new current events story ties into the importance of that book to George Washington and the other...
  • George Washington Racks Up Late Fees at NYC Library

    04/18/2010 5:54:32 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 18 replies · 560+ views
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2010 | ap
    NEW YORK If George Washington were alive today, he might face a hefty overdue library fine. New York City's oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the president has racked up 220 years' worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned. One of the books was the "Law of Nations," which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of debates from Britain's House of Commons. Both books were due on Nov. 2, 1789.
  • If You Want Blood…You Got It

    04/07/2010 5:32:25 PM PDT · by writer33 · 42 replies · 769+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 04/07/10 | Chris Davis
    On the evening of June 16, 1775, Colonel William Prescott took 1,200 Massachusetts and Connecticut soldiers to fortify Bunker Hill. General Thomas Gage had ordered that the position be captured. Mistakenly, Prescott passed the position, digging in at a lower position known as Breed’s Hill. What would ensue was a furious battle that would embolden the American people. The British, though victorious, were taught a painful lesson.
  • The American Crisis

    03/22/2010 5:08:25 AM PDT · by ConservativeHideout · 4 replies · 261+ views
    Conservative Hideout 2.0 ^ | 3-22-10 | John Carey
    From 1776 to 1783 Thomas Paine published sixteen pamphlets known as The American Crisis. These pamphlets were crafted to inspire the colonists during the turbulent times of the American Revolution. The first was released on December 23, 1776. What makes this pamphlet so vital in our country’s history is that Thomas Paine crafted the right words for the right time during the early days of our struggle for independence. Those words inspired General Washington into action. The pamphlet, was read aloud to the Continental army on December 23, 1776, two days before the Battle of Trenton. The first paragraph from...
  • Is Sarah Palin’s Take Back America Tour a rally cry for Life?

    03/15/2010 7:10:57 AM PDT · by Kfobbs · 7 replies · 723+ views
    Ann Arbor Examiner ^ | March 15, 2010 | Kevin Fobbs
    The first Take Back America Tour was this weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Kansas City is also on the Take Back America tour docket. Perhaps somewhere in southeast Michigan – with its sky-high unemployment numbers like Washtenaw,Wayne or Macomb County – might be fitting settings for the tour. Former Governor Sarah Palin and Fox News talk show host Glenn Beck were the first to launch the tour and spread the conservative message that America is broken and it needs to have its values, principles, and founding religious guidance restored. What is perplexing to many detractors is why is there a need...
  • Happy 278th Birthday George Washington, The 1st and Best President the US has ever had.

    02/22/2010 8:03:19 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 68 replies · 824+ views
    February 22, 2010 | steelers6
    He was the best in my opinion for several reasons. 1. Respected God, the People, and the Constitution. 2. He had no prior President in history to use as a guide to lead a country. All those who followed have had him as an example and he still has beaten them all up to this point. 3. He could have been President for Life or King. Had the ability based on leading the Colonial Army and the Constitutional Conventions to have enormous power. But he didn't want that and walked away after 8 years and set the standard for Presidents...
  • The Character of George Washington

    02/22/2010 4:33:31 PM PST · by Salvation · 45 replies · 788+ views
    CE ^ | February 22, 2010 | Dr. Gary Scott Smith
    The Character of George Washington February 22nd, 2010 by Dr. Gary Scott Smith What made George Washington the most remarkable man of an extraordinary generation? He was not an intellectual giant like Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, or James Madison. Compared with most other founders, he was not well educated (he attended school for only about five years), and, unlike many of them, he disliked abstract philosophical discussions. Washington was intelligent, well informed, and astute, but he was neither a polished writer nor a spellbinding speaker. Moreover, he was not particularly affectionate, said little in public meetings, and lacked...
  • 10 Things We Should Know About George Washington

    02/22/2010 11:57:40 AM PST · by La Enchiladita · 59 replies · 1,625+ views
    Washington and Lee University ^ | February 22, 2010 | Frank Grizzard, Jr.
    1st. Washington was a real person. God-like images of Washington appear on the dollar bill, in Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze's painting Washington Crossing the Delaware, and in Jean-Antoine Houdon's life-sized statue in the Rotunda of the Virginia Capitol. They are important historically and symbolically, but they make Washington seem remote and unapproachable. The real Washington was a lot like us. He was ambitious, enterprising, passionate, resolute, courageous, obstinate, vain, rash, short-fused, detailed and, yes, honest. 2d. Washington was one of the most charismatic men of his age. Far from the humorless, droll individual that 18th-century iconography suggests, Washington knew how to...
  • The Example of Our First President

    02/22/2010 9:31:27 AM PST · by Ed Hudgins · 18 replies · 412+ views
    From the Archives:The Example of Our First President By Edward Hudgins February 22, 2004 -- George Washington unfortunately has become a cliché. For an older generation, he was too often treated as such a mythic figure that it was difficult to appreciate his true importance. In today’s politically correct society many treat him as a white, male oppressor. Most of us celebrate his birthday by shopping the sales at the mall. This is not a bad use of our time, but it is appropriate to take a moment to reflect on the real greatness of the real Washington and the...
  • Happy Birthday to ....

    02/22/2010 6:13:30 AM PST · by oh8eleven · 11 replies · 282+ views
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  • Geo. Washington Presidential Library: $38 million gift to build library at Mount Vernon

    02/20/2010 7:57:16 PM PST · by HokieMom · 40 replies · 678+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/19/10 | MATTHEW BARAKAT
    MOUNT VERNON, VA. — There were no presidential libraries in the days of George Washington, so his papers and writings are scattered around the world. Some are lost forever — Martha Washington, for instance, burned nearly all of her personal letters from her husband shortly before she died. But an unprecedented $38 million donation will allow George Washington's Mount Vernon estate to establish a library dedicated to scholarship on the nation's first president, in many ways filling the role of the modern presidential library. The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington is expected to open...
  • George Washington's Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior

    02/18/2010 4:16:48 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 29 replies · 551+ views
    Foundations Magazine ^ | Circa 1748 | George Washington
    By age sixteen, Washington had copied out by hand, 110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation. They are based on a set of rules composed by French Jesuits in 1595. Presumably they were copied out as part of an exercise in penmanship assigned by young Washington's schoolmaster. ...These rules proclaim our respect for others and in turn give us the gift of self-respect and heightened self-esteem.
  • ‘Mt. Vernon Statement’ of Conservative Principles Released to Public

    02/18/2010 5:48:57 AM PST · by IbJensen · 15 replies · 346+ views
    CNS News ^ | February 17, 2010 | Fred Lucas
    Our first and greatest president. (CNSNews.com) – America must return to “constitutional conservatism” and her founding principles, which have been “under sustained attack,” reads a statement to be signed on Wednesday by 80 leaders of the conservative movement. “We recommit ourselves to the ideas of the American Founding,” reads the document, entitled The Mt. Vernon Statement. “Through the Constitution, the Founders created an enduring framework of limited government based on the rule of law. They sought to secure national independence, provide for economic opportunity, establish true religious liberty and maintain a flourishing society of republican self-government.” The full text of...
  • Who's Who of Conservative Movement Unveils 'Mount Vernon Statement'

    02/17/2010 4:56:00 AM PST · by maggief · 27 replies · 849+ views
    FOXNews ^ | February 17, 2010 | Carl Cameron
    WASHINGTON -- What does it mean to be a conservative in the era of Obama? Get ready to hear from the movement’s grassroots leaders. More than 80 of the most influential and respected conservative grassroots leaders in the country plan to recommit themselves Wednesday to constitutional conservatism in an attempt to reunite and reground the movement, following a period when many thought conservatism was adrift. They have named the document they will each sign “The Mount Vernon Statement.”
  • Where Have you Gone George Washington?

    02/15/2010 2:34:35 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 7 replies · 266+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 02/15/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    I don’t celebrate “President’s Day.” I celebrate the presidents individually, not the whole gaggle of them at once. But I most certainly don't celebrate George Washington, the father of our country, as just another president. These days, George Washington has been relegated to that “truth telling guy” to be seen on the one dollar bill and on TV commercials at the end of February or that guy lumped in with Lincoln on “President’s Day.” And that is a shame, indeed, for, without George Washington, our presidency and nation might have had a far different attitude. But, what made Washington such...
  • A Few Quotes from George Washington

    02/15/2010 6:12:56 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies · 327+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 2/15/10 | George Washington
    It is impossible to rightly govern the world without God and Bible." “The propitious smiles of Heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which Heaven itself has ordained” "Make sure you are doing what God wants you to do---then do it with all your strength." “What students would learn in American schools above all is the religion of Jesus Christ.” "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...
  • George Washington’s Tear-Jerker

    02/15/2010 4:21:18 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 52 replies · 921+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 14, 2010 | JOHN R. MILLER
    CIVILIAN control of the military is a cherished principle in American government. It was President Obama who decided to increase our involvement in Afghanistan, and it is Congress that will decide whether to appropriate the money to carry out his decision. It is the president and Congress, not the military, that will decide whether our laws should be changed to allow gays and lesbians to serve in our armed forces. The military advises, but the civilian leadership decides. Yet if not for the actions of George Washington, whose birthday we celebrate, sort of, this month, America might have moved in...
  • Sarah Palin and George Washington?

    02/10/2010 10:50:47 AM PST · by factmart · 32 replies · 602+ views
    2/10/2010 | Factmart
    I'm so sick and tired of the people saying that Sarah Palin is not ready to be President of the United States of America. They say "She is not smart enough or she doesn’t have enough experience".
  • This Day In History February 4,1789 George Washington is elected president

    02/04/2010 3:23:18 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 476+ views
    various | 2/4/10 | various
    On this day in 1789, 69 members of Congress cast their ballots to elect George Washington the first president of the United States. As the former leader of the Continental Army and chairman of the Continental Congress, Washington possessed the necessary credentials for the presidency, if not the enthusiasm. After months of appearing to sidestep, and even outright rejecting the idea of assuming the presidency, Washington reluctantly accepted Congress's decision. Runner-up John Adams became Washington's vice president.When the Senate proposed that he be called by the official title ,His Highness the President of the United States of America and the...
  • This Day In History January 16,1776 John Hancock letter to George Washington

    01/16/2010 4:48:14 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies · 398+ views
    various | January 16,2010 | John Hancock
    Jany. 16 [1776] Your letters of the 25 and 30 of December & 4th of January have been duly received and laid before Congress.By the enclosed resolutions you will perceive that the Congress, in providing for the defence of Canada, have directed that two batallions be formed out of the troops now serving there. This they did in testimony of their approbation of the services of those brave men, apprehending at the same time, that it would be agreeable both to the officers and men to have the honor of defending a country which their valour had rescued from slavery....
  • This Day in History December 26,1776 The Battle of Trenton

    12/26/2009 10:51:45 AM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies · 846+ views
    various | December 26,2009 | various
    The Battle of Trenton (Dec. 26, 1776) was a crucial early victory for the American forces in the American Revolution. On Christmas night 1776, Gen. George Washington and about 2,500 Continental soldiers crossed the ice-clogged Delaware River from Pennsylvania; early the next morning they surprised Hessian mercenaries in the British service encamped at Trenton, N.J.It was a critical time for George Washington. He had just been soundly defeated in New York and morale was very low. His writings to the Continental Congress tell us so. Although there was not much to be gained through a victory here in a territorial...
  • Annual Christmas Day Crossing will take place ( Washington Crossing)

    12/25/2009 7:54:50 AM PST · by gusopol3 · 13 replies · 933+ views
    Thanks to strong community support, the Annual Christmas Day Crossing will take place (the dress rehearsal for the Crossing will be on December 13). Parties interested in assisting the community efforts should contact the Bucks County Conference and Visitors Bureau.
  • Remembering George Washington December 14th.

    12/13/2009 8:52:39 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 27 replies · 1,028+ views
    On December 14th 1799, America lost her first president. She needs to revisit what made George Washington the great man and the great President that he was. Remembering George... First U.S. President: 1789-1797On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. "As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent," he wrote James Madison, "it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles." Born...
  • George Washington letter smashes auction record

    12/05/2009 3:46:33 PM PST · by FromLori · 49 replies · 1,684+ views
    BBC ^ | 12/5/09
    A letter written by the first US President, George Washington, has sold at auction for $3.2m (£1.9m). The sale, at Christie's in New York, was a record for a letter written by Washington. The four-page letter was written in 1787 to the president's nephew, Bushrod Washington, and urges adoption of the country's new constitution. A partially written poem by Edgar Allan Poe sold for $830,500 - a record for a 19th Century literary manuscript. 'Power of the people' Christie's said the Washington letter had been owned by descendants of Bushrod Washington for more than 100 years. The buyer was not...
  • 1787 Washington letter sells for $3.2 million

    12/05/2009 3:32:35 PM PST · by BGHater · 18 replies · 671+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 04 Dec 2009 | Michael E. Ruane
    An impassioned letter penned by George Washington in 1787 about the strengths of the newly written U.S. Constitution was sold at auction in New York on Friday for a record price of $3.2 million. Christie's had estimated that the letter, written from Mount Vernon, could fetch up to $2.5 million at auction, but some experts doubted it would bring that much in the poor economy. The previous auction record for a Washington document was set in 2002, when one of his military reports fetched $834,500, the auction house said. The letter's "hammer" price Friday was $2.8 million, but the buyer's...
  • President George Washington's Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

    11/26/2009 4:30:41 PM PST · by RGirard · 5 replies · 540+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | Nov. 26, 2009 | Réne Girard
    General Thanksgiving, 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 favour; And whereas both Houses have, by their joint committee, requested me " to recommend to the people of the United States, a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form...
  • The duty of a nation to obey God: President Washington's Thanksgiving proclamation, 1789

    11/26/2009 11:32:54 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies · 539+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | November 26, 2009 | President George Washington
    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...
  • The President's Thanksgiving Address

    11/26/2009 7:01:10 AM PST · by stevio · 54 replies · 3,491+ views
    The Massachusetts Centinel | Wednesday, October 14, 1789 | George Washington
    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 favour; and Whereas both Houfes of Congress have, by their joint committee, requefted me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to eftablifh a form of government for their safety and happiness:" NOW THEREFORE, I do...
  • George Washington Re-Enactor Returns To Annapolis

    11/22/2009 6:07:08 PM PST · by HokieMom · 2 replies · 347+ views
    WMAL ^ | November 22, 2009 | AP
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Yes, fellow citizens, that tall man you saw Tuesday night promenading around State Circle in Annapolis while wearing a blue and buff lieutenant general's uniform and a sword was none other than George Washington. The commanding officer of the Continental Army and first president of the United States was here to visit the town where, as a young man in the mid-1700s, he enjoyed all kinds of sporting events - and lost substantial sums at the horse races and gaming tables. "Reynolds Tavern," he said at one point while standing on the steps of St. Anne's...
  • My Visit To Cowpens Battlefield (Vanity)

    11/07/2009 4:47:22 PM PST · by stylecouncilor · 16 replies · 698+ views
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  • Local Store Selling Rare Artwork by Mount Rushmore Creator, Gutzon Boglum

    09/23/2009 1:58:07 PM PDT · by potlatch · 25 replies · 794+ views
    The Victoria Advocate ^ | September 22, 2009 | April Brandon
    Rare Artwork by Mount Rushmore Creator For years, it sat as a paperweight in the home of Jeane Funkhouser. In fact, her daughter, Charlene Mitchell, remembers having to dust under it the entire time she was growing up. It turns out she was dusting under what may be worth millions of dollars. For several decades, the Victoria family has been in possession of an extremely rare Steuben Glass George Washington head created by artist Gutzon Borglum, the man behind the Mount Rushmore sculpture. Funkhouser, also an artist, was given the model as a gift from Borglum's son, Lincoln Borglum, in...
  • Choose George Washington

    09/19/2009 1:06:23 PM PDT · by ATLAHWorldwide · 5 replies · 646+ views
    The Manning Report ^ | Thursday, 17 September 2009 | ATLAHWorldwide
    Watch the "Choose George Washington" video at http://www.atlah.org