Wolfe Tone’s United Irishmen Membership Certificate

James Napper Tandy signed Theobald Wolfe Tone’s membership certificate for the United Irishmen. Napper Tandy and Wolfe Tone spread the society from Belfast to Dublin in 1791. Its members initially pledged to seek the “complete and radical reform of the representation of the people” in the Irish Parliament. Wolfe Tone later pushed the United Irishmen to call for total independence from the British Empire.

Membership Certificate 
ca. 1791
Paper, Ink
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