THE PRESIDENCY: Katabasis

Sudden illness brought to a halt the happy and almost triumphant return of the President from Alaska. Hardly more than a week earlier excessive fatigue had forced Mrs. Harding to take to her bed at Fairbanks, the furthest point of the Presidential journey. Easy stages on the return trip and thorough rest had restored Mrs. Harding, in part at least, when the President's illness came on.

Coming down the inside passage from Sitka, the transport Henderson made several stops in the narrow inlets where the steep, pine-covered slopes of mountains made good anchorages....

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