President Garfield’s Condition: September 13, 1881, 6:00 PM
6 P. M.
At the examination of the President at 12 M. to-day the temperature was 98.8°; pulse, 100; respiration, 20. At the evening dressing, 5.30 P. M., the temperature was 98.4°; pulse, 100; respiration, 20. The President was placed in a semi-recumbent position upon an invalid-chair at 11 A. M., and remained one-half hour without fatigue or discomfort. The wounds are making the usual favorable progress, and his general condition is reassuring.
D. W. BLISS,
FRANK H. HAMILTON.
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.