135 years ago today - Jul 14, 1887
L. John Nuttall writes: " Pres[iden]t. Taylor spent a poor night. He does not seem much different this morning, only weaker. Dr. Anderson spoke last evening of administering hyperdermic injections of Digitalis, which he said would only give him temporary relief in the action of the heart. The Sisters Taylor and Pres[iden]t. Cannon did not favor this, as the President had so opposed anything of the kind being done for him while he was able to speak for himself. The doctor this morning after examining the President, said he might live a week or ten days or he might drop off today or at any time."