Fenian Brotherhood: Commitment to the Cause

Fifty dollar bond (The Irish Republic), no. 709, signed by John O'Mahony

Fifty dollar bond (The Irish Republic), no. 709, signed by John O'Mahony

January 31, 1866

One could also show support for Irish independence by purchasing a "Fenian bond;" bonds issued by the Irish republican “government in exile” established by the Fenians in New York City. The bond reads: "It is hereby certified that THE IRISH REPUBLIC is indebted unto _____ _____, or bearer, in the sum of Fifty Dollars, redeemable six months after the acknowledgement of the independence of the Irish Nation, with interest from the date hereof, inclusive, at six per cent. per annum, payable on presentation of the bonds at Treasury of the Irish Republic."