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In California, Breckinridge Democrats hold their state convention in Sacramento and choose electors

Sacramento, California, 1849
The week after the Douglas Democratic state convention, the Breckinridge state convention met in Sacramento.  With both U.S. Senators from California looking on, the convention approved the Breckinridge platform as "true principles of the true national democracy," praised the Buchanan Administration, and chose four state electors.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Winfield J. Davis, History of Political Conventions in California: 1849-1892 (Sacramento, CA: California State Library, 1893),123.