|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)