Hay has copied ``Baker, Budger and Wilson,'' but in a note at bottom of the page he confesses, ``I am not sure about this name. It might be Badger, Bridges, or Budger.'' Judd's letter to Lincoln, however, names the men in the following sentence: ``There is only one mode of replacing the harmony of the party---and that is John Wentworth is to be driven out or silenced and Charley Wilson, S. L. Baker, E. T. Bridges and their lying associates kicked into the kennell with the other curs.'' (DLC-RTL). Edwin T. Bridges, not previously identified, was connected with the Chicago Evening Journal and was an active Republican.
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