Letter from Aunt Mary Hammar page 3

Ernest was born Ernest was seven days short of 2 years when Mary Ann was born Mary Ann was 2 years and six months old when Charles Henry was born Charles Henry was 2 years and 3 months old when Eliza Emma was born Eliza Emma was 2 years old when John Edward was born John Edward was 2 years and 5 months old when Isabella was born so you see that you made a mistake when you wrote and said that Annie was forty years a year ago for it is only forty one years this last october since father and mother was married October 11 1836 Dear Neice how is provisions sold with you for everything is very dear in England and trade very bad so that there is many dieing from

[Notation with letter, source unknown (perhaps Esther O’Donnell)]:
Letter from G Aunt Mary Hammar written to Mother on Jan 13 1878 telling ages of mother’s family also date of Grandmother’s wedding.