July 3, 1881.
11 A. M.
The President’s condition is greatly improved. He secures sufficient refreshing sleep, and during his waking hours is cheerful, and inclined to discuss pleasant topics. Pulse, 106 with more full and soft expression; temperature and respiration normal.
D. W. BLISS.
This post is one of a series reenacting the official bulletins released to the public by the physicians to President Garfield during his illness after the shooting on July 2, 1881.