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Democrats meet in California capital of Benicia, 1854  

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Proceedings of a public meeting of the Democratic members of the Legislature of California, opposed to the election of a United States Senator at the present session of the Legislature, held in the Senate Chamber at Benicia, on Thursday evening, February 2, 1854


San Francisco

Placer Times and Transcript Office



8 pp. 21.3x14 cm (8½x5½"), removed from larger volume with remains of stitching along spine, set in modern half morocco folding case.

Rare printing from the early years of California statehood, during the brief period when Benicia was the state capital. The matter under debate regards the election of a U.S. Senator. On the final page is printed the names and constituencies of the 11 state senators and 28 assemblymen who attended the meeting. Greenwood locates just one copy, at the University of California Berkeley, though OCLC locates five others as well. Cowan p.502; Greenwood 491.

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Some foxing, a few short edge tears and slight wear, very good.

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