Report on radical and reform societies, 1794

In this report on the activities of radical and reform societies, the London Corresponding Society and the Society for Constitutional Information are accused of undermining the constitution by circulating literature sympathetic to Tom Paine's Rights of Man. In 1793 both societies had organised a national convention in Edinburgh to advance the cause of political reform. However, the groups were infiltrated by government spies and in May 1794 their leaders were arrested.
HLRO Main Papers (19 May 1794)

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