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The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, or The Society of The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick for the Relief of Emigrants from Ireland, is an American social organization for Irish-Americans founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on March 17 (St. Patrick's Day), 1771.

General Stephen Moylan was one of society's organizers and its first president. Other founding members included:

  • Thomas Barclay
  • John Nixon
  • William West
  • Thomas Fitzsimons

Other early members included:

  • Commodore John Barry
  • General Anthony Wayne
  • General John Cadwalader
  • General William Irvine
  • General Richard Butler
  • General William Thompson
  • Tench Francis, Jr.

Honorary members included:

  • George Washington
  • Robert Morris
  • Richard Bache
  • John Dickinson
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