Item: Ancient Order of Hibernians of the state of Pennsylvania incorporation certificate

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Record Number: 12777
Folder: FF 6
Creator: Ancient Order of Hibernians, Ancient Order of Hibernians of The State Of Pennsylvania
Date of Original: May 11 1871
Original Format: Certificates
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 35.5 by 48 cm
Image description: Incorporation certificate given by the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth to the Ancient Order of Hibernians of the state of Pennsylvania. The Hibernians were an Irish-Catholic fraternal organization which worked to protect Catholic churches from anti-Catholic forces and aid Irish immigrants to the US. In the coal-mining regions of Pennsylvania, the group was associated with the Molly Maguires.