Transcribe Bantlin, Julius J. Letter to Ward, Henry A. (1881-01-12)

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and over the whole body, nose pink red and so the ears

and bare of hair. Eyes lightly closed and I suppose they

will be bluish 40-42 days, same as our black

bears were. They are very strong and vigorous and

their voice resembles when disturbed something like

.between the voice of a human baby and cub dog

Hair about the length of newborn calf and

have a silvery appearance. We nurse them from a

certain cow fed for the purpose was dry rich

food and they take the bottle freely about six times a day.

Most respectfully yours Julius J. Bantlin