President Garfield’s Condition: September 6, 1881, 6:30 PM
6.30 P. M.
Since the last bulletin was issued the President has been removed from Washington to Long Branch, He was more restless than usual last night, being evidently somewhat excited by anticipations of the journey. This morning at 5.30 A. M. his pulse was 118; temperature, 99.8°; respiration, 18. We left Washington with the President at 6.30 A. M. Owing to the admirable arrangements made by the Pennsylvania railroad company, and to the ingeniously-arranged bed, designed by Mr. T. N. Ely, the fatigue incident to the transportation was reduced to a minimum. Nevertheless, as was anticipated, some signs of the disturbance produced by the journey have been exhibited since his arrival, by rise of temperature and increased frequency of pulse. At present his pulse is 124; temperature, 101.6°; respiration 18.
D. W. BLISS,
J. K. BARNES,
J. J. WOODWARD,
FRANK H. HAMILTON
D. HAYES AGNEW.
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.